Gawler Health Service

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Gawler HospitalFor all emergencies phone 000

Benson Radiology: (08) 8525 7200

SA Pathology Service: (08) 8222 3000

Postal address:  PO Box 196 Gawler SA 5118

Gawler Health Service provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services to patients from Gawler and surrounding communities including the Lower North and Barossa Valley.

Patients may commence their stay at Gawler 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 Clinic
The COVID-19 Clinic at Gawler Health Service is located at the Gawler Women’s Health Centre, which is accessed via Gate 1. The clinic operates 7 days a week, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm). No booking, no GP referral required.

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

Accident and emergency services

In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance

When you arrive at the Gawler 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.

Mental health emergencies

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

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

Restricted visitor access

BHFLHN has applied restricted access to all of our acute and residential aged care facilities.  Public access to the facilities are no longer open to all.

Patient and resident visitors:

  • Are unable to evidence their 2020 seasonal influenza vaccination (from 1 May 2020).
  • On any given day there can only be one visitor per patient or resident, attending for one visit of no more than 30 minutes.
  • Visiting times will be between 12 and 1pm and 7 and 8pm. No visiting will be permitted outside of these hours except if the patient or resident is receiving palliative care services, when special arrangements will be made.
  • The entrances will be staffed by nurses who will check that the visitor is one of the two people nominated by the patient or resident.
  • When presenting at an entrance all visitors will screened against the following criteria and their temperature will be checked.

Visitors are not permitted if they have:

  • returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  • returned from another state or territory in the last 14 days.
  • been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.
  • show an elevated temperature reading on the day.
  • are under 16, except in exceptional circumstances.
  • if they are not on the previously approved list of visitors.
  • Once access has been granted, visitors will be provided with information and asked to go straight to the ward location or room.  On arrival they will be required to wash their hands and practice physical distancing for the 30-minute visit.

For information and updates on COVID-19:

Private patients

At the Gawler Health Service 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

Car parking 

Parking is available at the front of the hospital as well as additional parking in car parks 3 and 4. There is also disabled parking on site.

Disabled access

Gawler 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.