Port Pirie Regional Health Service

Port Pirie Regional Hospital and Regional Health Service

Postal address: PO Box 546 Port Pirie SA 5540

Port Pirie Regional Health Service provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services to patients from Port Pirie and surrounding communities throughout the Southern Flinders and Mid North.

Patients may commence their stay at Port Pirie Regional 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.

COVID-19 drive-through collection centre
The COVID-19 drive-through collection centre is located at the Port Pirie Regional Health Service, which is accessible by entering through The Terrace at the Charles Robertson Cottages and follow the COVID-19 signs to the Equipment Store loading bay.

The service is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

A GP referral is required. The Laboratory form is the referral to the COVID-19 Clinic.

Nursing staff will contact patients for an appointment.

If testing is required and you do not have a lab form, call GP Plus on (08) 8638 1100 for an appointment for the drive through clinic.

Please stay in your vehicle during the testing.

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)

For information and updates on COVID-19:

Accident and emergency services

In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance

When you arrive at the Port Pirie Regional 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.

24/7 emergency doctors at Port Pirie Regional Health Service

A dedicated emergency doctor is now available 24/7 at Port Pirie to help meet the growing demand for emergency medical services.

This interim locum staffing arrangement will be in place while we develop a sustainable medical workforce model.

GPs in Port Pirie will continue to play a critical role at the hospital. They will continue to admit their own patients as required, and continue to provide inpatient services to the hospital.

This new arrangement will ensure we continue to provide quality health care to the Port Pirie community.

Country Health SA would like to thank Port Pirie GPs for providing A&E services over many years.

We value our relationships with our GPs at Port Pirie and the surrounding communities, and do our best to support them.

If you need emergency medical help, always call an ambulance on 000.

Mental health emergencies

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency you can present to the accident and emergency service at Port Pirie Regional Health Service. 

Alternatively, telephone Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65 for mental health counselling, support and information 24 hours, 7 days.

Private patients

At the Port Pirie Hospital you can choose to be admitted as a Private Patient.Admission as a private patient has benefits for both you and the hospital. For more information please visit attending hospital as a private patient

Patient entertainment

Bedside computers have now been installed and are fully operational for patient entertainment in 12 hospitals including Whyalla Hospital and Health Service.

The bedside entertainment services are provided by Telstra and give patients access to a number of different entertainment options on a pre-paid basis for public patients.Private patients will receive this service free of charge.

For information on the bedside entertainment package options please go to our bedside entertainment page.

Car parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital with additional parking available on Alexander Street. There is also disabled parking on site.

Disabled access

Port Pirie Regional 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.