Clinic Dates for visiting Doctor, Careplan nurse, Podiatrist, Diabetes Educator. Surgery Hours 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm)

DECEMBER 2021

1st Wed Dr G Crafter & D Stanbury Optometrist

2nd Thur Dr G Crafter

3rd Fri Dr G Crafter

17th Fri G Rositano Podiatrist

JANUARY 2022

Wed 12th Dr G Crafter

Thur 13th Dr G Crafter

Fri 21st G Rositano Podiatrist

Thur 27th Dr G Crafter

Fri 28th Dr G Crafter

Note: Dr Stibbe is available via Phone consults only at this stage, book via Mannum Medical. You must have had a face to face consult in the last 12 months to qualify for a phone consultation.

Welcome to Karoonda Medical Centre

The Karoonda Medical Centre is committed to providing comprehensive General Practice Care to all individuals and families in the community. All doctors have satisfied the training and continuing medical education requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are on the Vocation Register of General Practitioners.

The consulting rooms are located in the Hospital which provides on-site accident and emergency service.

Karoonda has associations with the RACGP as an Accredited Teaching Practice for general practitioners with involvement in teaching medical students and activities with Rural Club Medical Students.

Out of Hours Care

When a Doctor is not available at the Medical Centre patients will need to present to Mannum District Hospital or Murray Bridge Soldiers' Memorial Hospital as the Karoonda District Hospital are unable to assist at this point in time.

Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is part of the Mallee Health Services. Our hospital is a 22 bed facility with 18 beds for aged care and four beds for active medical treatment. Adjoining the hospital is our eight-room low care hostel.

Accident and emergency

The Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital A&E department is temporarily closed at this point in time. Please attend Mannum District Hospital or the Murray Bridge Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for any treatment.

In a medical emergency, it is important that 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.

Technology

The Medical Centre has a fully computerised accounting and medical records, we can utilise the eHealth system with your permission to access any recent results or public hospital admission documentation.

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff

Services at Karoonda and District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

The following services are available:

Accident and emergency

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

Temporarily Closed.

Mallee health community services

Telephone: (08) 8576 4677

Services we offer include:

  • continence advice
  • diabetes services
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • midwifery
  • social wellbeing
  • social work services
  • youth services.

Visiting services provided from Adelaide and Murray Bridge include:

  • dental
  • dietetics
  • hearing testing
  • occupational therapy
  • ophthalmology
  • speech pathology.  

The breast screening(opens in a new window) bus, bone density bus and the Red Cross blood(opens in a new window) collection bus visit regularly throughout the year.  

Leisure, fitness and recreational activities are provided in the Karoonda Day Centre once weekly.  Contact the hospital for details.

We also provide consulting areas for:

  • Anglicare Counselling and Family Services
  • Bowen therapy
  • Centacare Family Counselling Services
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Child and youth health service
  • mental health for older persons.

Please make appointments for these services directly with the service provider.

Karoonda Medical Practice

Telephone: (08) 8579 1122 during office hours

The medical practice is unattended between 12.30 and 1.30 pm

Mental health services

Telephone: (08) 8576 4677

For 24-hour emergency assistance and information, phone Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65.

Home care

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

We provide services to people in their homes to assist them in maintaining their independence for as long as possible.  This includes home nursing and assistance with the activities of daily living, including home cleaning and minor home maintenance.

Meals on Wheels(opens in a new window) is available by contacting the hospital.

Transport assistance is available.

Centrelink access

The hospital maintains a Centrelink(opens in a new window) access point. This service is available Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. Services include identity verification, fax and telephone access to Centrelink. For advice about your entitlements you will need to contact Centrelink.

Residential aged care

Telephone: (08) 8579 1111

Karoonda and District Health Service residential aged care.