Additional Clinical Support
This page includes resources that may assist you as a GP working in the southern area. Please let us know if you would like other resources to be included.
Specialist advice phone lines
GP Psychiatry Support Line
Psychiatrists answer your queries Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Phone: 1800 16 17 18.
Alternatively, there is an option to book a call back from a psychiatrist at a chosen date and time on the GP Psychiatry Support website.
Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
24 hours a day 7 days/week including public holidays.
Phone: (08) 7087 1742
Website: Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service - contact information and provides useful infosheets for GPs.
The Know Your Options website is also available to health professionals, individuals and families or friends who are caring for people with alcohol and other drug problems. See their Factsheets for GPs page.
Statewide Eating Disorder Service
Professionals can contact the Statewide Eating Disorder Service for advice, liaison and education to help care for people with an eating disorder. An intake clinician is available during business hours and will respond to your enquiry promptly.
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 9.00am to 4.30pm
Phone: (08) 7117 8800
Fax: (08) 7117 8844
Website: Statewide Eating Disorder Service - SEDS referring instructions including Brief Guide to the Medical Monitoring of Patients with an Eating Disorder (PDF 64KB) and SEDS referral form (652KB).
Palliative Care Support Line for Clinicians
7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Phone: 1300 673 122
Statewide service for clinicians only, an operator will direct you to the relevant Palliative Care Consultant for advice based on your patient’s location.
Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS) Clinical Support Telephone Service
Pharmacists answer your queries Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00pm.
Phone: (08) 7425 8444
Fax: (08) 7425 8477
SA Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service
Phone: 0403 087 390 or
email: Health.VADCareNavigators@sa.gov.au (during business hours)
Website: SA VAD Care Navigator Service
Toward Home Alliance - Support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Phone: 1800 809 273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Toward Home
The Toward Home Alliance offer a range of services for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness across Adelaide CBD, inner and outer southern metro area and the Adelaide Hills.
Services include: providing emergency, short-term accommodation and support to access and maintain sustainable housing, case management, assistance with physical health and wellbeing needs and referrals to other specialist services.
Clinical guidance including suggested GP management and referral pathways can be found at HealthPathways SA. To register for a login, please complete the short Health Pathways login form. Even if the pathway has not been localised for South Australia, the clinical guidance for GP assessment and primary care management will be up to date and written by colleagues in New Zealand.
Therapeutic Guidelines - ETG Complete
Free access link restricted to Adelaide region General Practice Staff only (requires initial registration via the Adelaide PHN Resource page).
Mental Health GP Shared care
A one-stop directory of mental health service details, information and resources to better support GPs in the care of mental health patients, including:
- Adult community mental health services catchment boundaries map for assisting with locating which team to refer consumers to
- Contact details for clinical assistance/specialist advice
- Information and resources about completing physical and metabolic health assessments for metnal health service consumers every six months
- referral forms and details.
- Clinical Programs and Practice Guidelines, including:
- For GPs
- GP news
- Public health alerts
Adelaide Primary Health Network
- Resource library (including Therapeutic Guidelines eTG complete free access (requires initial registration)
- Population Health Data (see Matrixes section)