Services at Cowell District Hospital
Services available at Cowell District Hospital and Aged Care,
For all emergencies phone 000
Postal address: 17 South Terrace Cowell SA 5602
The Cowell Campus is part of the Whyalla Eastern Eyre and Far North Health Services. This 20 bed hospital provides acute and aged care. We serve the District Council area of Franklin Harbour and the surrounding rural community. We also have a 10 room hostel for people requiring a low level of care adjoining the main hospital.
COVID-19 home-based testing service
The home-based COVID-19 testing service operates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (not public holidays) from 2.00 to 4.00pm. A GP referral is required. Outside of these hours, patients are recommended to self-isolate and wait for the testing clinic to open. If symptoms are mild to moderate, patients are encouraged to phone GP or ED. If symptoms are severe, phone 000 and advise symptoms.
Due to COVID-19, changes to services, visiting hours and visitor access now apply.
For more information see Eyre and Far North LHN response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This is a 24-hour service. When you arrive at the emergency department you will be seen by the duty nurse to collect information and assess your illness or injury.
In a medical emergency, it is important that you do not ‘self present’ to hospital. SA Ambulance Service emergency medical dispatch support officers can provide advanced first-aid advice over the phone while an ambulance is on its way to you.
Cowell has a volunteer ambulance service and access to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
There is parking onsite, including disabled parking.
The building is wheelchair accessible and there are toilets for people with disability. Please ask at reception.