Country mental health services

Country Health SA provides recovery-focused mental health services to people aged 16 and over with mental illness living in regional and remote areas of South Australia. The goal is to ensure care that supports people in their recovery.

Country Health SA provides a range of mental health supports and services, throughout country South Australia, including:

  • treatment and rehabilitation for people with serious and severe  mental health issues, supporting them in their recovery
  • information to assist people to make informed decisions about their treatment
  • a professional, respectful and inclusive assessment of need and treatment
  • the provision of coordinated care with consumers, carers and family and other service providers
  • liaison and coordination of treatment with general practitioners and psychiatrists
  • connecting people with services, for example, Aboriginal health, aged care, youth services and other mental health support services
  • spiritually and culturally appropriate support
  • access to interpreters when needed.

Country Health SA services include:

  • The Rural and Remote Distance Consultation and Emergency Triage and Liaison Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 13 14 65.
  • 103 videoconferencing units across the Digital Telehealth Network providing Tele-Psychiatry. For the For Telemedicine/Telepsychiatry Unit phone (08) 7087 1660
  • A 23 bed Rural and Remote Inpatient Unit based at Glenside Health Services
  • Three regionally located Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Units (Mount Gambier, Whyalla and Berri)
  • 14 community mental health teams
  • Community rehabilitation service in Whyalla
  • Youth mental health services
  • Older persons mental health services
  • Intensive Community Programs in Mount Gambier and Whyalla.

Country Health SA Mental Health Team location and contact numbers

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please phone triple zero (000).

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