SA Dental Service provides public dental clinics in metropolitan areas for adults on low incomes or for children. Pensioner Concession card or Health Care card holders may be eligible.
If a person has infection, swelling or bleeding action may be needed immediately. You can phone the local Dental service listed to be triaged for treatment.
Am I eligible for publicly funded dental treatment?
Children - all children and young people under 18 years of age are eligible to attend the School Dental Service regardless of their parent’s or guardian’s Pensioner Concession / Health Care Card status.
Adults - to be eligible for basic dental treatment through SA Dental Service, adults need to have (or be a dependant of a holder of) a current concession card (Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card), or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card..
If you are uncertain about eligibility, contact your local clinic for more information (See website for list of local clinics).
If you have a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card, you may be eligible for treatment with Veteran Dental Services. To find out more, call the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 13 32 54.
Assists people who require a lot of medical services or medicines by reducing the cost or providing free services or products once they reach a certain amount of total expenses for these services within a year.
Call Medicare by clicking the link below or call 1800 020 613 (PBS)
The SA Dental Service has established a process whereby people experiencing financial hardship can have either the full or part co-payment fee waived.
For the purposes of establishing Financial Hardship you need to contact a Financial Counselor who will do a further assessment with you to determine your capacity to pay.
For assistance in this matter and for more information call: 1800 007 007.
For a list of eligible service providers, please visit the website link below.
SalvoPsych provides support to eligible people by linking them with psychologists at no cost. Clients are supported by caseworkers throughout this process and provided with counselling and clinical support by qualified Psychologists.
Referral is completed by staff employed in The Salvation Army Community Support Services Locations (see website for more information regarding locations)
Carers provide care and ongoing support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. In a caring role, carers often face a range of challenges including financial hardship, negative impacts to health and wellbeing, social isolation and poor relationships and disadvantage.
Carers SA consult with carers and work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout South Australia. There is also Young Carers support available with counselling, chat groups and assistance in continuing studies.
Discover a wide range of support options and resources. Get advice, gain knowledge and develop new skills in providing care and strategies in maintaining your own well-being.
Carers SA can also provide NILS loans.
Psychosocial Support service for people who’s lives are affected by a mental illness. Mentoring and support in areas such as advocacy, community participation, accessing appropriate clinical and community supports. Servicing Playford, Gawler, Barossa, Mt Pleasant, Greenwith, Two Wells, Mallala and Light regions
Streetlink is a free and confidential youth health service that provides a safe place for young people aged 12 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to seek information and support, connection to services, or just chat with someone who cares.
Streetlink has commenced a primary mental health care service for young people with comorbid mental health and substance use concerns. Our psychologists in the northern, southern and central regions of Adelaide are available to provide time limited psychological therapies to young people (usually 6 to 12 sessions), within a stepped care model, and free of charge.
Primary Mental Health Program Criteria:
- 12-25 years of age
- Mild to moderate mental illness
- Comorbid substance use issue (alcohol or illicit drugs)
- GP Mental health treatment plan referral
Streetlink Primary Mental Health Program Locations:
- North – Uniting Communities, 2B Morialta Drive, Smithfield.
(Tues & Weds on Ph: 8202 5980)
- South – Uniting Communities, 107 Dyson Road, Christies Beach
(Thurs & Fri on Ph: 08 8202 5010)
- Central (CBD) – Uniting Communities (Streetlink), L1, 27
Gresham Street, Adelaide (Tues on Ph: 08 8202 5950)
Adelaide’s first rapid HIV testing service, Rapido, offers a free, less confronting testing experience for gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM), and trans and gender diverse people. The service is a ‘peer’ model meaning that the guys doing the rapid testing are not doctors or nurses, they are the same as you.
With a simple finger-prick test, you will find out your result in just 20 minutes.
Rapido is located at 57 Hyde Street, in the Adelaide city centre. Rapid HIV testing is offered on Fridays between 4pm and 7pm and on Saturday mornings between 10am and 1pm.
You can ring us on 7099 5300 to make an appointment in advance, or you can just walk in during our opening times and wait for the first available peer tester.
A not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.
Provide sexual health education, early intervention, health promotion, clinical services and therapeutic counselling.
SHine SA provides nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services across nine clinical sites.
Drop-in clinics provide free responsive access to young people under the age of 25.
The communities that we service are:
- people 30 years and under
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
- people with disabilities including mental health
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- men who have sex with men
- sex workers
- people living with HIV
- people living in regional, rural and remote SA