The end of the year is nigh!
Whatever your predictions for 2020 (zombie apocalypse, searing 44ºC days, the return of the colour orange), you may also want to know the opening hours for HCDS during the break.
We close at 1pm on Tuesday 24/12/19 and re-open again on Thursday 2/1/2020 at 8.45 am. That includes the doctors, counsellors and disability advisors.
I’ve been informed that I will be locked in my office during that time with the strict instructions to finish my mental fitness workbook. I’ll certainly be working on it, but there is also a good chance I’ll also eat an entire Xmas Pudding.
During the break, the Crisis Line will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are two ways to contact the line.
The first is to call 1300 512 409
The second is to send a text message to 0488 884 103
Please note also that in the final few weeks of December and into January, there are some disruptions to service because of the lift change. These have been outlined here.
For emergency and after hours health services, I’ve cut and pasted below the information from our website:
In the case of an emergency:
Medical, Fire, Police Emergency – call 000
Attend the nearest hospital emergency department (open 24 hours) – Flinders, Royal Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth, Lyell McEwin
Domain Medical Centre
453 Morphett Road
Tel: 8375 7000
Open Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm, Sat & Sun, 8am-10pm
* Please note the Marion Domain Medical Centre now charges an upfront payment for international students. Please call Marion Domain for information
Blackwood Family Medical Centre
356 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood
Tel: 8178 0087, Fax: 8178 0440
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-11pm, Sat/Sun 9am-8pm, Public Hols 9am-6pm (bulk bills)
Fountain Valley Medical Centre
2 Alabama Road, Happy Valley
Tel: 8322 2824
Open 7 days to 10.00pm (bulk bills)
1284 South Road
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 9am – 12noon (does not bulk bill)
Morphettville Medical Centre
520 Anzac Highway
Tel: 8376 0511
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor – Chinese and Indian
1140 South Road
Tel: 8276 9855
Second language spoken at clinic by Doctor – Arabic, Indian and Mandarin
Riverside Family Medical Practice
135 Daws Road
Tel: 8275 9100
If you require a home visit by a doctor, you can arrange this by calling National Home Doctor Service – 13 74 25 – There is no cost for students who have a current OSHC or Medicare Card.
For general health information visit Health Direct – or call the healthdirect number 1800 022 222