DOCTORS' HEALTH SA IS NOW ONLY OFFERING TELE-HEALTH APPOINTMENTS FOR DOCTORS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS.
The appointment bookings system on our website has been adjusted for you to chose either a telephone consult or video-consult. We are offering appointments during business hours as well as after hours, if you need a time outside the ones scheduled please phone us and we can arrange a time suitable. Visit our bookings page via home page of our website, it is the green button on the top right hand side of our home page here.
SA Health Coronavirus Clinics & Testing Centres
COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres Dedicated COVID-19 clinics are open across metropolitan South Australia: Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, or visit the 'drive-thru' testing station at the Repat.
These clinics are for people who have COVID-19 symptoms (especially fever or cough) AND have recently returned from overseas OR have had contact with a known COVID-19 case. For further information and location links visit SA Health's Coronavirus information webpage here.
Accessing the Repat Collection Centre:
- Patients must be booked into this service to ensure a controlled flow.
- Bookings are to be made by the practice by ringing 8222 3000.
- The practice is to advise patient of date and time of booking
- Fax the request form to SA Pathology on 7117 5085.
- The service is available between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
- Access is via Gate 4, 216 Daws Road, then follow the signs.
- Patients are to remain in their car and the SA Pathology staff will come to them
- Patients to remain in isolation until the results have been communicated to you.
Mount Barker & Victor Harbor now have testing clinics (as of 19th March 2020) More information here.
SA Health - Mental health impacts of coronavirus Fact Sheet - download here.
We, at Doctors' Health SA, will continue to offer our usual clinical service, with additional infection control measures at the clinic for greater protection. For those at risk of infection we can provide:
- 24/7 phone advice via our (08) 8366 0250
- A telemedicine consultation (this is a new item number announced for this purpose)
- Advice via the IH clinic phone number (08) 8232 1250
Link to information about the COVID19 new MBS Item numbers relating to telehealth - http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/content/news-2020-03-01-latest-news-march
Doctors' Health SA After-hours GP Assessment Clinic (we will advise in due course when our service returns to normal)
Please note that our service is available ONLY to registered doctors and medical students. If you are NOT a registered member of the medical profession, please do not proceed.
If you do not have your own doctor, the not-for-profit DHSA after-hours clinic is a convenient point of first call.
NOTE: Telemedicine appointments for rural doctors only are made directly by emailing our Program Manager, Kiara Cannizzaro - email@example.com
The South Terrace Clinic is open for the following after-hours times:
- Monday: 5 - 9pm (alternate - check bookings online)
- Wednesday: 5 - 9pm (alternate - check bookings online)
- Saturday: 9 - 12.30pm
We have a team of experienced GPs working on a casual basis at the clinic. They possess a very broad range of clinical skills in general practice, mental health, contraception, women’s health and primary care…. i.e. anything!
Contact us if a time does not suit, or view our "Find a GP" page to see someone close to you.
We offer four types of medical service:
Call the clinic on 8232 1250 or book online by clicking on "Book Appointment" in top right hand corner, green button. A confirmation email will be sent then you will receive a Confidential Medical History Form to complete prior to appointment.
1. Comprehensive medical check-ups
- conducted over 2-3 consultations
- includes cardiovascular and cancer risk assessment
- initial appointment is 30 mins (60 mins for rural doctors)
- follow-up appointment is 60 minutes to discuss results, complete the physical examination and discuss your areas of risk and future treatment.
We encourage a follow-up comprehensive check- up in cases where they do not have their own doctor We encourage every doctor and student to select a GP of choice in the community.
There is no substitute for regular GP support, and DHSA encourages doctors to let us do everything possible to safeguard their health.
You will need to bring your completed Confidential Medical History Form along to give to your doctor at the appointment. If you prefer to see a local community- based GP who is a member of the DHSA team, please go to our Find a GP page.
This service is suited to:
- those doctors who have not seen a doctor for some time (and may have never had a thorough medical assessment) and
- those who have been managing their own health without an independent assessment of their risk.
- such check-ups attract 5 MIGA IRM points
2. Acute medical assessment
- 30 minutes
- for any type of presentation including acute physical or mental illness
- follow-up appointments will be discussed and arrangements made
The service is suited to:
unwell doctors or students who can’t access or do not have their own doctor.
3. Periodical care
We understand that many doctors prefer a blended form of care whereby they may manage some things them self and may only seek an independent review by another doctor for certain things and only some of the time.
This service is suited to:
- those self-treating and self-investigating doctors who really should have another doctor cast a fresh set of eyes on their problem list!
This service is for rural doctors and medical students (on rural placement) only.
Appointments with this service are made directly via our Program Manager, Kiara Cannizzaro. Please email Kiara on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this rural service view our telemedicine webpage here.
This service is suited to:
- the rural doctor with difficult geographical access.
We encourage doctors and medical students without a doctor to raise any immediate areas of concern, and also to have a comprehensive check-up (we will help you to find a GP of choice for your on-going medical care).
Your medical assessment may need to be conducted over two appointments, the first of which is an initial half-hour consultation, followed by a second longer appointment to allow a full assessment by your treating doctor along with a proper discussion. If you feel a longer initial appointment is required, you can book a one-hour appointment (rural doctors especially may find this option more convenient).