Services at Cowell District Hospital and Aged Care

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

The following services are available:

Accident and emergency

The 24-hour emergency service is staffed by a registered nurse who offers assessment and treatment and a doctor is available on call. The hospital has a volunteer ambulance service and access to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Emergency after hours advice is available via Healthdirect (1800 022 222) or by contacting the hospital.

Medical and surgical hospital services 

Services include:

  • general medical care
  • post-surgical care
  • palliative care
  • rehabilitation
  • basic x-ray.

There are birthing facilities at Port Lincoln, Port Augusta and Whyalla, and we are able to provide post-natal care.

A general practitioner (GP) service and women’s health GP is provided.

Mental health services

For 24-hour emergency assistance and information, phone the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65.

Residential aged care

Telephone: (08) 8629 2437
Address: 19 South Terrace Cowell South Australia

Franklin Harbour Village provides low to medium level residential care for older people in a home-like environment. Higher level care is provided at the hospital, adjacent to Franklin Harbour Village. Respite care is available at the hospital.

Allied and community health services 

Telephone: (08) 8629 2102
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Services available include:

  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • occupational therapy
  • speech pathology
  • dietetics
  • community midwifery
  • early childhood health
  • youth development
  • health promotion
  • chronic disease self management
  • Do it For Life - lifestyle advisor
  • community health nursing
  • home care
  • carer respite
  • activity program
  • social work.

Visiting services include:

  • optometry (private)
  • ophthalmology (private)
  • audiometry (measure of hearing)
  • Child and Family Health Service
  • Counsellor Division of GP
  • mental health
  • Child Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • chiropractor (private)
  • masseuse.