Drug and Alcohol Services
Drug and Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) provides a range of alcohol and other drug information services in South Australia. Get help with drug or alcohol problems.
SAAS MedSTAR is South Australia’s single emergency medical retrieval service.
Responsible for providing care to the critically ill and injured throughout the SA health care region and beyond, SAAS MedSTAR is committed to providing a world leading emergency medical retrieval service. SAAS MedSTAR also operates a 24/7 dedicated paediatric and neonatal service component (SAAS MedSTAR Kids).
In addition, SAAS MedSTAR also provides 24/7 clinical support and advice to country and metropolitan health services and SAAS clinicians.
Our services include:
SAAS’ Special Operations Team works closely with MedSTAR and includes highly trained rescue paramedics.
These rescue paramedics are trained in high-risk and rescue operations including water rescues, cliff rescues and confined space extrications.
They work closely with other emergency services including SA Police, Metropolitan Fire Service, Country Fire Service and the State Emergency Service.
Critically ill and injured patients are retrieved using a range of transport options including:
For emergencies 24-hours, 7 days a week telephone 000.
Health professionals can access specialist advice and MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval services and organise urgent inter-hospital transfers by calling 13STAR (13 78 27).
Telephone: (08) 8150 3400
Fax: (08) 8353 4956
Postal address: PO Box 96 Export Park SA 5950
Administration office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm