Health and wellbeing

Disability medical support

Health emergencies

If your injury or illness is critical or life threatening, phone 000 (triple zero).

Seeing a doctor (GP)

Your doctor or general practitioner (GP) should be your first contact for any health-related problems.

National Health Services Directory can help you find a local doctor.

After hours

The National Home Doctor Locum Service provides bulk-billed, after-hours medical help in your home.

Phone 13 74 25 (13 SICK).

Healthdirect is a 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by nurses to provide expert health advice and information.

Phone 1800 022 222.

Specialist medical support

Centre for Disability Health

The Centre for Disability Health (CDH) provides a health care service including specialised GP and mental health support for people already receiving funded disability supports.

CDH is managed by SA Health.

To ask about eligibility for this service, phone 8397 8100.

Support through Medicare

Medicare may cover the cost of some health services for people with disability. Your GP can tell you if you are eligible for a chronic disease management plan or team care arrangements.

Speak to your GP or phone Medicare on 132 011.

Specialist dental services

South Australian Dental Services (SADS) Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital provides dental services for people with disability.

You need a referral from your doctor or dentist to use this service.

Phone 8222 8350


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Page last updated 27 July 2018

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