Genesis Pregnancy Support

Genesis Pregnancy Support Inc is a non-denominational and not for profit Christian organization that is dedicated to the following:

- Provide counselling and support to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

- Provide free material assistance to any unsupported pregnant woman or new mum.

- Provide affordable baby gear for mums and families who are struggling financially.

- Provide emotional support, education and encouragement to young mums and mums-to-be through regional support groups.

- Provide post abortion grief counselling and support for women who are not coping after an abortion.

- Facilitate preventative and educational information sessions and training, addressing the issues surrounding teen pregnancy and sexual health.

- Promote community awareness of our services and the needs of those we seek to help.

- Provide live-in parenting skills programs with one-on-one mentoring for mums with babies 3mths-2yrs.

Please contact the service to discuss you situation and how the service can assist


Hepatitis SA

Hepatitis SA is a non-profit, community-based organisation that provides information, education and support services to South Australians affected by Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, their family and friends, and professionals who support them.

This service also provides the clean needle program (CNP), peer education and support groups.

For more information please refer to their website or phone the service direct using the links provided


Essential Medical Equipment Payment

A yearly payment to help with the additional costs of running essential medical equipment.

To be eligible you must have a Commonwealth concession card or a Department of Veterans' Affairs card and provide proof that the specified equipment, or heating or cooling is medically required.

For more information on your eligibility please refer to concession finder link and contact ConcessionsSA Hotline 1800 307 758.


Family Drug Support

FDS is a caring, non-religious and non judgemental organisation. Primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.

The service provides a helpline, information, online support and support meetings. Support meetings are scheduled around South Australia in the Barossa Valley, Brompton, Elizabeth, Hallett Cove, Leabrook, Port Augusta, Thebarton, Willunga & Tea Tree Gully.

If you require any further information please contact the support helpline 24/7 or the website link provided.



GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses, or for those with serious eye conditions, no cost contact lenses.

If eligible, you can get one new pair of glasses every three years, or more often if clinically necessary. You can get contact lenses as often as clinically necessary for your prescribed medical condition.

Participating Optometrists are available across Adelaide as well as regional areas such as: Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Whyalla Norrie, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Mount Barker, Kadina, Goolwa, Gawler and Berri. Other rural areas can get access through mobile optometrist.

For more information on your eligibility please refer to concession finder link and contact ConcessionsSA Hotline 1800 307 758.


Health Care Card

Gives eligible people discounts on prescription medicines and other health-care costs. This card can also give you access to concessions provided by state and local governments.

For more information on your eligibility please refer to the website, concession finder and ConcessionsSA Hotline 1800 307 758.


Healthdirect Australia

A free 24/7 telephone health information and advice service. When you call healthdirect you speak directly with a Registered Nurse about your health issue or concern.

Hearing and speech impairment callers please call National Relay Service 1800 555 677 and ask to be transferred to healthdirect.

If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be transferred to healthdirect.


Home Dialysis Electricity Concession

Home Dialysis Electricity Concession is an electricity concession for patients with kidney disease who receive dialysis treatment at home. The concession contributes to the running of the dialysis equipment.

The concession is $165 per year. Anyone undergoing dialysis treatment at home is eligible.

See your GP to complete an application form, which is available from your hospital renal unit.

For more information, visit the website below or speak to your renal unit.


Life Support & Energy Bills

If you or someone at your home relies on life support equipment, it is important to let your energy provider know to ensure you are not disconnected, and allow for advanced notice of any planned interruptions to your energy supply.

Life support equipment can include any of the following:

- An oxygen concentrator

- An intermittent peritoneal dialysis machine

- A kidney dialysis machine

- A chronic positive airways pressure respirator

- Crigler najjar syndrome phototherapy equipment

- A ventilator for life support

- Any other equipment that a doctor says is needed for life support

To register for life support protection, contact your energy provider, who will send you a medical confirmation form to be completed by you and your doctor.

For more information visit the Energy Made Easy website below. You can also find a list of Energy Provider telephone numbers below.