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RFDS Community Health Services

Fly-in clinic

Outback SA

Aboriginal Health | Aging Well | Child & Maternal Health | Daily Living (Occupational) Therapy | Dental & Oral Health | Medication Management | Men’s Health | Mental Health & Wellbeing | Nutrition & Dietetics | Physiotherapy | Podiatry (Feet) | Pregnancy & Midwifery | Sexual Health | Skin Checks | Vaccinations | Women’s Health

  • No fees
  • Our Doctors, Nurses and Health Clinicians all specialise in regional and remote health care.
  • They can join skills to provide unique care plans for complex health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, respiratory, cardiovascular and kidney disease. 
  • All services are available to residents and workers living more than 80 kilometres (80km) from a hospital or general practice in Outback SA.
  • Your Medicare number is only required for prescriptions, pathology, radiology and some specialist referrals. Self-referrals are welcome.
  • RFDS Community Health Services are delivered via: 

1) Visiting Care: regularly scheduled fly-in/fly-out clinics.

2) Virtual Care: telehealth consults; screen or phone, Monday - Friday.

3) Local Care: fixed clinics in remote locations, staffed 24/7.

Visiting Care

From the RFDS Port Augusta Base. our fly-in clinics are regularly visiting:

Andamooka, Arckaringa, Balcanoona, Billa Kalina, Blinman, Bulgunnia, Cadney Homestead, Clifton Hills, Commonwealth Hill, Cook, Cowarie, Dulkaninna, Etadunna, Glendambo, Hiltaba, Ingomar, Innamincka, Kalamurina, Kingoonya, Lake Everard, Leigh Creek, Maralinga, Marla, Marree, McDouall Peak, Mobella, Mulgathing, Muloorina, Murnpeowie, Mt Eba, Mt Ive, Mt Lyndhurst, Mungerannie, Nilpinna, Oak Valley, Oodnadatta, The Peake, Todmorden, Twins, William Creek, Yalata, and Yunta.

Visiting Primary & Allied Health Clinics

  • Primary Health visits provide remote patients with regular face-to-face consults with a Doctor, Midwife, Specialist Nurse or Mental Health Worker.
  • Allied Health visits offer patients regular access to our team of practitioners who specialise in several areas, such as: feet, physiotherapy, nutrition, and daily wellbeing.
  • Please call (08) 8648 9500 or email

Visiting Dental & Oral Health Clinics

  • Regularly visiting the towns of Andamooka, Innamincka, Kingoonya, Marla, Marree, Oodnadatta and Leigh Creek, with state-of-the-art mobile dental equipment, our oral health care teams provide everything, from simple check-ups, x-rays and hygiene services through to fillings and extractions. 
  • Please call 1800 370 793 or email

Virtual Care

Long distance telehealth consults


Local Care

24/7 Remote Area Clinics in Andamooka, Innamincka, Marla and Marree

RFDS has four remote health facilities that are permanently staffed with nursing teams ready to provide urgent care assistance 24/7.

Our remote nursing teams are always ready to provide urgent care when needed and can also tend to primary health needs of local residents, from immunisations and chronic disease management, treating lacerations and burns, to social, emotional and wellbeing chats over a cuppa.

RFDS Community Health Services

Northern Territory

Remote Oral Health Care in the NT

  • RFDS Remote Oral Care teams regularly visit Kiwirrkurra, Mutitjulu, and Walungurru communities. 
  • They also treat remote patients who are in Mparntwe/Alice Springs to access Purple House services.
  • Clinics provide free oral health care, from simple check-ups, x-rays and hygiene services through to fillings and extractions.
  • Please call 1800 370 793 or email

    Mental Health & Social Wellbeing in the NT

    • With an office based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, our Mental Health & Social Wellbeing team regularly travel Central Australia to provide remote area patients with face-to-face care and support.  
    • The team can also provide group programs.
    • No fees are payable by patients for these services. Self-referrals are welcome.
    • Please call (08) 8958 8602 or email

    The RFDS welcomes feedback and ideas

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    National support hotlines

    Mental health services

    Headspace: free online and phone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
    CALL: 1800 650 890

    : provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
    CALL: 1300 22 4636

    MensLine Australia: professional phone and online support and information service for Australian men.
    CALL: 1300 78 9978

    SANE Australia: provides information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help for carers.
    CALL: 1800 18 7263

    Support after Suicide: provides information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.
    CALL: (03) 9421 7640

    Social support services

    Translating and Interpreting Service: (TIS National): interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients. CALL: 131 450

    National Relay Service: provides service access for deaf and hearing impaired people. CALL: 133 677

    Vision Australia: supporting people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose. CALL: 1300 84 74 66

    QLife: provides anonymous and free LGBTQI+ peer support for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. CALL: 1800 184 527

    24-hour medical and emergency assistance