Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

Contact details


Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

For all emergencies phone 000

    Public patients: (08) 8721 1200
    Private patients: (08) 8721 1412
Postal address: PO Box 267 Mount Gambier SA 5290


Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service is part of the Limestone Coast Local Health Network. We provide acute services ranging from in-hospital care by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetric, paediatric and anaesthetic services delivered by medical consultants.

Mount Gambier & Districts Health Service – Service Plan (2022-2027)

The Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service Service Plan (2022-2027) reflects the overarching future plan for health service provision for the Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service for the next five years.

The Service Plan identifies a range of service initiatives which will support the provision of safe, quality services closer to home. Specific service priority areas identified within the plan include increasing specialisation, expanding access to allied health and community services, enhancing emergency and mental health care, cultivating excellence in paediatric care, strengthening care of older persons, and improving continuity of maternity services.

The Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service Service Plan (2022-2027) Summary is also available for a brief overview of the details.

COVID-19 information and testing

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

For information on the COVID-19 drive-through testing site go to the Mount Gambier Showgrounds COVID-19 testing clinic page. For general information on COVID-19 see:

SA Health's electronic medical record - Sunrise EMR & PAS

The electronic medical record (EMR) used in South Australia is called Sunrise EMR & PAS. It is a state-based electronic medical record that replaces the need for paper-based documentation and provides a consistent and complete electronic medical record for patients across SA Health hospitals and health services where it has been activated.

Clinicians at Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service use the EMR to document all aspects of patient care. For more information about the EMR and training requirements for clinicians, visit the SA Health website at ​

Concept plan released for Mount Gambier Hospital renal unit

The Mount Gambier Hospital renal dialysis unit is set to undergo a $2.1 million upgrade, with the Concept Plan (PDF 2MB) for the expansion now released.

The upgrade of the renal unit from four to six chairs will ensure Mount Gambier’s renal unit can meet future demand.

The expansion will also ensure more patients in the South East can receive dialysis closer to home, rather than having to travel to Adelaide for treatment.

To make dialysis treatment more comfortable for patients, the new renal unit will feature:

  • Five spacious treatment bays
  • An isolation bay with a sixth chair and ensuite
  • A waiting room for families
  • Clean and dirty utility rooms
  • A shared kitchenette
  • Toilet facilities
  • A store room
  • New windows to create a space filled with natural light.

Country Health SA expects construction plans of the new renal dialysis unit to go to tender in March 2019.

The unit is expected to be completed in November 2019.

Accident and emergency

When you arrive at the Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service accident and emergency, you will be seen by the resident medical officer to collect information and assess your illness or injury.

It is important that in a medical emergency, you do not ‘self present’ to hospital. SA Ambulance Service emergency medical dispatch support officers can provide advanced first-aid advice over the phone while an ambulance is on its way to you.

Cost for this service is according to health insurance status. Public patients are free.

Visiting Hours

As part of our response to COVID-19, arrangements for visitors across Limestone Coast LHN sites have been amended. Please see Visiting public hospitals during COVID-19  for current visitor arrangements.

Patient entertainment

Bedside computers have now been installed and are fully operational for patient entertainment in 12 hospitals including the Mount Gambier District 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 information on the bedside entertainment package options please go to our bedside entertainment page.

Public Wi-Fi

People who visit a number of SA Health sites will now have access to free Wi-Fi. For more information, go to the Public Wi-Fi page.

Car parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital. Additional spaces are available on Allison Street with a pathway leading to the buildings.

Disabled access

The building is wheelchair accessible and there are toilets for people with disability. Please ask at Reception.