Kangaroo Island Health Service

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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.

Kangaroo Island Health Service Master Planning community consultation session

Members of the community are invited to participate at a consultation session for the Kangaroo Island Health Service (KIHS) Master Plan on Wednesday 3 February 2021.

This Master Plan consultation follows the KIHS Service Plan consultation that took place in 2018 and 2019. At that time, the Kangaroo Island community provided valuable input, ensuring that future service planning will be centred on the needs and views of the community.

The KIHS Service Plan was finalised in early 2019 and is available to view here. Those attending the consultation session are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the KIHS Service Plan prior to attending.

Design Inc, in partnership with Destravis Group, are now engaged to undertake the KIHS Master Planning and produce the Master Plan, which will provide a strategic plan for future development of the KIHS.

The purpose of the upcoming consultation sessions, facilitated by Design Inc and Destravis Group, is to capture the views of the community and to note any opportunities and priorities related to the physical infrastructure needs of delivering effective health services on Kangaroo Island into the future.

This project is a joint initiative between the Kangaroo Island Health Advisory Council, the Department for Health and Wellbeing and Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network.

The details for the upcoming consultation session are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Daytime session: 10.00am – 12.00pm
    Evening session: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Location: Kangaroo Island Business Hub. Commercial St (Next to Drakes Supermarket), Kingscote. Alternatively, join online via the Microsoft Teams link below.

All those planning to attend in person or online are asked to RSVP by email to: briony.mclaren@sa.gov.au or telephone 8553 4200 by 5pm, Monday 1 February 2021.

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.

Visitor access

For the latest visitor guidelines, visit Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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.