Visiting Care

Supporting healthier and happier lives in the outback

Our Community Health Services are delivered by a team of experienced and professional doctors, nurses and allied health clinicians who specialise in rural and remote health.

Our team can merge services to provide care plans for people living with long-term and complex health issues, like diabetes, obesity, respiratory, cardiovascular and kidney disease.

Our services include:

  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Women's Health, Pregnancy & Midwifery
  • Children's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Aging Well
  • Medication Management
  • Health Education & Remote First Aid Training
  • Dental & Oral Health
  • Allied Health (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition & Dietetics)
  • Vaccinations

Visiting care

Our Community Health Services are run from the RFDS Port Augusta Base. Services are available to residents in outback South Australia who live more than 80km from a hospital or general practice. This includes districts of North West SA, Far North & East SA, Gawler Ranges and Nullarbor.

No fees are payable by patients for these services. Your Medicare number is required for prescriptions, pathology, radiology and some specialist referrals.

The RFDS’s scheduled fly-in clinics out of our Port Augusta Base offer remote patients a complete face-to-face primary healthcare service.

To find out about our visiting care schedule, or to book an appointment call us or email us.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call us on 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772) immediately.