Urgent and after hours care

Emergency Departments

The SA Health Dashboard provides real time average waiting times for each Emergency Departments.

Priority Care Centre at Marion

The Primary Care Centre at Marion is open 7 days a week, 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.

The Priority Care Centre (PCC) provides community-based healthcare and treatment for eligible patients who would otherwise be seeking a service from an SA Health Emergency Department. The Centre is led by GPs with additional support from SA Health hospital staff specially trained in acute assessment and care.

Cases need to be discussed by the PCC nurse or GP prior to transfer to the PCC. See General Practitioner Pathway to PCC (DOC 280 KB).

Transport to/from the PCC may be arranged when discussing with the PCC.

Medical Ambulatory Care Services (MACS)

The MACS Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

The clinic was created to meet the needs of patients requiring emergency access to medical care but who can be managed safely in the community. It is staffed by the SALHN General Physician team and is located within the Noarlunga Health Precinct.

Patients need to be referred (this is not a walk-in service) and referrals are triaged daily. Please call the MACS number 0466 439 479 during operational hours to discuss urgent cases.

Mental Health Emergency

For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service on 13 14 65 available 24/7 – Metropolitan and Country SA.

This service is the main point of access for mental health services and is staffed by mental health clinicians. It will assess and refer to acute response teams where appropriate.