Kangaroo Island Health Service

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Kangaroo Island Health Service

For all emergencies phone 000

Postal address: 5 Esplanade Kingscote SA 5223 

Kangaroo Island Health Service provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetrics, and outpatients.

Patients may commence their stay at Kangaroo Island 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 of the region.

Kangaroo Island Community Outreach Nurse Practitioner Program

The Australian Government is funding a Kangaroo Island Community Outreach Program that is providing two Nurse Practitioner roles, which are being recruited and managed by the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network.

The program will support the delivery of accessible, high-quality, patient-centred care, that is free.

Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses with the experience, expertise and authority to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions.

They have completed, or in the case of Nurse Practitioner Candidates, nearly completed, additional university study at master’s degree level.

Nurse Practitioners are endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and are the most senior and independent clinical nurses in our health care system, with over 2,250 in Australia (30% working in rural and remote areas).

The Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner Candidate will be available to people with chronic and/or complex health and wellbeing needs, including those who, due to barriers, may currently not be accessing health services.

The two roles are being recruited over the next few months, with the Nurse Practitioner role being advertised in June 2022 and commencing in August 2022.

We invite you to provide feedback on these roles via our online feedback form or by contacting our Nursing and Midwifery Advisor, Alice Steeb on 0466 944 067.

COVID-19 information and testing

For information on the COVID-19 drive-through testing site go to the Kangaroo Island Health Service COVID-19 testing clinic page. For general information on COVID-19 see:

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

Accident and emergency services

In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance

When you arrive at the Kangaroo Island 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 Kangaroo Island 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.

Visitor access

For the latest visitor guidelines, visit Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network response to Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For information and updates on COVID-19:

Car parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital as well as additional parking on The Esplanade. There is also disabled parking on site.

Disabled access

Kangaroo Island 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.