Accommodation and travel to Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service


There are many suitable choices close to the hospital. For patients and visitors who need accommodation please visit the Tourism SA website.


Bus services

Telephone: (08) 8724 9978

The local bus service makes regular stops in front of the hospital and at regular times.

Taxi services

Lake City Taxis telephone: (08) 8723 000.

Crater City Access telephone: 0417 884 420.

Ambulance services

If patients are transported to or from hospital by ambulance, or between hospitals at their request, they will be responsible for payments of any SA Ambulance Service accounts for transport.

Transport home

You can only leave hospital by ambulance if it is medically recommended by your doctor.

Please plan ahead and make private arrangements for your trip home if you are well enough to travel by car or public transport.

The Red Cross may be able to help patients with transport.

All babies traveling home by car must travel in a fitted car seat or capsule. Local taxis can provide a cab with a capsule if ordered in advance.

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) provides some financial reimbursement to country patients and approved escorts with the cost of travel and accommodation when they are required to travel over 100 kilometres (each way) to receive specialist medical treatment that is not available at their nearest centre.