Kangaroo Island Health Service

Contact details


Kangaroo Island Health Service

For all emergencies phone 000

Postal address: 5 Esplanade Kingscote SA 5223 

Kangaroo Island Health Service provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetrics, and outpatients.

Patients may commence their stay at Kangaroo Island Health Service but finish their care at one of the neighbouring hospitals with specialist medical or allied health input when required. All hospitals in the region work collaboratively to support the patient care needs of the region.

COVID-19 information and testing

For information on the COVID-19 drive-through testing site go to the Kangaroo Island Health Service COVID-19 testing clinic page. For general information on COVID-19 see:

Due to COVID-19, changes to services, visiting hours and visitor access now apply.

Accident and emergency services

In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance

When you arrive at the Kangaroo Island Health Service accident and emergency service, you will be seen by a nurse to collect information and assess your illness or injury prior to seeing a doctor.

Mental health emergencies

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency you can present to the accident and emergency service at Kangaroo Island Health Service. 

Alternatively, contact the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65 for mental health counselling, support and information 24 hours, 7 days.

Visiting hours

BHFLHN has applied restricted access to all of our acute and residential aged care facilities. Public access to the facilities are no longer open to all.

Patient and resident visitors:

  • On any given day there can only be one to two visitors per patient or resident, attending for one visit of no more than 2 hours in duration.
  • Visiting times will be between 10am and 1pm and 5pm and 8pm. No visiting will be permitted outside of these hours except if the patient or resident is receiving palliative care services, when special arrangements will be made.
  • The entrances will be staffed by nurses who will check that the visitor is one of the two people nominated by the patient or resident.
  • When presenting at an entrance all visitors will screened against the following criteria and their temperature will be checked.

Visitors are not permitted if they:

  • are unable to evidence their 2020 seasonal influenza vaccination (from 1 May 2020).
  • have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  • have returned from another state or territory in the last 14 days.
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • they have visited the Barossa in the last 14 days
  • have visited or been through the Adelaide Airport including the car park, in the last 14 days
  • have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • show an elevated temperature reading on the day.
  • are under 16, except in exceptional circumstances.
  • if they are not on the previously approved list of visitors.
  • Once access has been granted, visitors will be provided with information and asked to go straight to the ward location or room. On arrival they will be required to wash their hands and practice physical distancing for the 30-minute visit.

For information and updates on COVID-19:

Car parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital as well as additional parking on The Esplanade. There is also disabled parking on site.

Disabled access

Kangaroo Island Health Service has full disability access. If you have special needs and are unsure, please contact reception who will assist you with your specific enquiry.