Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

Contact details


Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

For all emergencies phone 000

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.

Accident and emergency services

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

Visitors play an important part in any patient’s stay. Visitors are encouraged to visit within the following times:

General wards: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm daily

Maternity wards: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm daily

  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask.
  • Visitor numbers are not restricted however, we ask that you continue to comply with physical distancing and room capacity notices.
  • Please ensure that you check in and scan the QR code on arrival

Emergency Department: At present, no visitors can enter the Emergency Department (ED) to accompany a patient at any of our sites. Exceptions are at the discretion of nursing and midwifery staff, whom permission should first be obtained.

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗼 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲:

  • a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, fever, chills or symptoms of acute respiratory infection in the preceding 72 hours
  • been a known contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 for 14 days from exposure (except for the purposes of obtaining medical care or medical supplies).
  • tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.


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.

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.

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.

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 ​