Services provided by Clare Hospital

Due to COVID-19 changes to services, visiting hours and visitor access now apply.
For more information see Yorke and Northern LHN response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Accident and emergency services

Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Hospital services

General medical and surgical care includes:

  • aged care assessment team
  • chemotherapy
  • community bus
  • day surgery facilities
  • delivered meals (meals on wheels)
  • diagnostic radiology/xray/CT/fluoroscopy
  • diagnostic ultrasound
  • gastroenterology
  • gynaecology
  • inpatient
  • maternal and child health
  • obstetrics
  • obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • outpatient
  • renal dialysis
  • same day stays
  • surgery – general
  • urology
  • visiting medical specialists.


A birthing suite is available at this facility. A shared care arrangement with General Practitioners and community midwifes assist women with care and treatment before, during and after childbirth.

Childbirth and parenting classes are conducted as well as community Midwifery service. A midwife can visit you at home to support you after the birth of your baby.

Chemotherapy service

Clare Hospital phone: (08) 8842 6500

The Clare Hospital provides low-risk chemotherapy treatment in Clare under the care of your oncologist based at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

Clare Hospital Chemotherapy Unit (PDF 86KB) services include:

  • Coordination of your cancer care which can help you navigate the health system.
  • Low-risk chemotherapy treatment including oral chemotherapy and intravenous infusion treatments in the chemotherapy unit or via slow release pumps.
  • Access to Digital Telehealth Network so you can have follow-up appointments with your oncologist reducing the need to travel.
  • Non-chemotherapy infusion centre services including pump disconnects, PICC and Port flushes, and blood transfusions referred from any source.

See the new regional cancer services brochure for more information.

Renal dialysis service

Clare Hospital phone: (08) 8842 6500

Our renal dialysis unit is run by nursing staff. The service operates a minimum of three days per week, increasing to six days per week as service demands. People on holidays who need this service are welcome.

Residential aged care

Telephone: (08) 8842 6565

Clare Hospital offers residential aged care at the co-located Kara House. Kara House provides accommodation for older people with a high level of need. Our facilities include secure premises for residents with dementia.

Community Health services

The Yorke and Northern Region Community Health Services – Lower North provides a range of services from five sites in the region:

  • Balaklava
  • Burra
  • Clare
  • Riverton
  • Snowtown.