Emergency

In case of any life-threatening medical accident or emergency, patients should always contact an ambulance immediately on 000.

A 24-hour accident and emergency service operates at the Gawler Health Service, treating patients with life threatening emergencies (triage categories 1-2).

This service is staffed by local GPs on a roster; there is no guarantee patients will be seen by their own GP or a doctor of their regular practice.

Any patients presenting to the emergency service who are assessed as suffering a minor medical problem (triage 3-5) will be referred instead to the GP Clinic (if it is operating at that time) or advised to make an appointment with their regular GP.

Your understanding in responsibly using this emergency service so that it can remain available for any emergency patients in need of urgent emergency medical intervention is appreciated.

Please be aware that the Gawler Health Service is not a major hospital; serious life-threatening emergencies may be stabilised before ambulance or airlift transfer to the Lyell McEwin Hospital or the Royal Adelaide Hospital for critical care.

Unless you can quickly reach the Gawler Health Service Accident/Emergency service yourself, you should always contact emergency medical services on 000 for advice before making a decision to attend; paramedics may instead direct you immediately to the Lyell McEwin Hospital or the Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance.

Minor medical issues:
At any time: please make an appointment with your regular GP between 8am and 5:30pm weekdays.

Urgent medical issues, non-life threatening (triage categories 3-5):
9am – noon Saturday: after-hours service at Hyde and Partners Medical Centre
6pm – 10pm weeknights, noon – 10pm Saturday, 9am – 10pm Sunday: GP Clinic at Gawler Health Service

Accident or emergency medical issues, life threatening (triage categories 1-2):
At any time: Contact ambulance or go directly to Accident/Emergency service at Gawler Health Service

UPDATE: There have been PBS changes from 1 June 2020 regarding opioid prescribing. Please book with your regular GP to discuss how these changes will affect you.

FLU Vacinnations

Winter is upon us and we are seeing lots of respiratory infections including influenza.
We have FLU vaccines in stock and recommend vaccination to everyone over the age of 6 months.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Our clinic has been selected by the Australian Government to supply COVID-19 vaccines. We can now provide Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and above. If you are eligible, please call us on 8522 3444 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to book an appointment. Check your eligibility, or visit www.health.gov.au for more information. If you have further personal questions about eligibility or the COVID-19 vaccination, please book a regular or telephone consult with your usual GP.

Coronavirus Health Alert

The threat level of COVID-19 in South Australia is escalated. For the safety of our patients and staff, we encourage telephone appointments (where possible).

If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be time-limited, and we request that all patients wear a face mask while in the clinic.

We have a COVID19 triage process and you may be requested to wait outside or in your vehicle.

We will require you to observe social distancing >1.5m and we will limit the number of patients in the waiting room.

If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please refer to the SA Health website for a list of COVID-19 respiratory clinics and testing centres.

If you are unwell and do not have respiratory symptoms, please ask for a telephone appointment with a GP, where possible a safe review will be arranged.

Please be patient our clinic is determined to be COVID-19 safe.