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Hospitals and Health Care in Perth

by Shannon Meyerkort (follow)
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A general guide for families who are new to Perth.
In this article you will find information about Children’s hospitals, where the Emergency Departments are located across Perth, how to find a GP (general practitioner) in Perth, and where to go for free health advice.



CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)
Address: Roberts Road, Subiaco
Roberts Road is a one-way street so if you need to access the emergency department, or find near-by carparks read this first.
Phone: (08) 9340 8222
Website: www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au

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King Edward Memorial Hospital (Pregnancy/Women and Infants)
Address: 374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco
Phone: (08) 9340 2222
Website: King Eddies

Perth Children’s Hospital
Address: Corner of Winthrop and Monash Ave, Nedlands
Due to open in late 2016
Contact number: TBA
Website: New Childrens Hospital



ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

Royal Perth Hospital
Address: 197 Wellington St, Perth City
Phone: (08) 9224 2244
Website: Royal Perth Hospital

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Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital
Address: 3056 Albany Highway, Armadale
Phone: (08) 9391 2000
Website: Armadale-Kelmscott Hospital

Rockingham General Hospital
Address: Elanora Drive, Cooloongup
Phone: (08) 9599 4000
Website: Rockingham General

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Address: Hospital Ave, Nedlands (Off Winthrop Drive)
Phone: (08) 6457 3333 from 6/8/16 (9346 3333 prior to this date)
Website: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Joondalup Health Campus
Address: Grand Bourlevard and Shenton Ave, Joondalup
Phone: (08) 9400 9400
Website: Joondalup Hospital

Peel Health Campus
Address: 110 Lakes Rd, Mandurah
Phone: (08) 9531 8000
Website: Peel Health Campus

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Address: Robin Warren Drive, Murdoch
Phone: (08) 6152 2222
Website: Fiona Stanley Hospital

St John of God, Murdoch
NOTE: This is a private hospital and you will be charged for visiting the Emergency Department
Address: Barry Marshall Parade, Murdoch
Phone: (08) 9366 1111
Website: St Johns Murdoch

FREE HEALTH INFORMATION ONLINE OR VIA PHONE

Health Direct
Health Direct is a free government run service that makes a good first point-of-call for health enquiries. You can use the website to find a GP, get information about health concerns, symptoms and medications or call the free number to speak to a qualified professional.
Phone: 1800 022 222
Website: http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/

FIND A SPECIALIST OR GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Health Engine
With a large numbers of GPs listed, Health Engine is a website that helps you find a GP or specialist in your suburb. Click here to find a list of GPs in Perth and book an appointment online for today or tomorrow. Provides comprehensive information such as address, phone number, rating, special services, opening times and billing information. You can use this site to find GPs who bulk-bill in your area.
Website: https://healthengine.com.au/



BULK BILLED AFTER HOURS HOME VISITS

Doctor to You
Doctor to You is an after hours service and enables you to book a home visit online or via the phone, and within a few hours a doctor will visit. Medicare Card holders will be bulk-billed and the service operates between 6pm and 8am weekdays, and then from midday Saturday all the way through to Monday morning, and 24 hours public holidays. Check their site to see if you live in one of their service areas.
Phone: 1300 30 38 34
Website: Doctor to You

Dial-a-doctor
Phone: 1300 030 030
Dial-a-Doctor is an after hours service and enables you to book a home visit online or via the phone, and within a few hours a doctor will visit. Medicare Card holders will be bulk-billed and the service operates between 4pm and 8am weekdays, and then from 10am Saturday all the way through to Monday morning, and 24 hours public holidays. Check their site to see if you live in one of their service areas.
Website: Dial-a-doctor

DoctorDoctor
DoctorDoctor (formerly known as GP2Home) is an after hours service and enables you to book a home visit online or via the phone, and within a few hours a doctor will visit. Medicare Card holders will be bulk-billed and the service operates between 6pm and 8am weekdays, and then from midday Saturday all the way through to Monday morning, and 24 hours public holidays. Check their site to see if you live in one of their service areas.
Phone: 13 26 60
Website: DoctorDoctor

BULK BILLED WALK-IN (no appointment necessary)

The Walk In GP
For appointments during business hours with no appointment required, and all medicare Card holder bulk-billed you can visit one of two sites (Burswood and Claremont). A real-time queue showing the current waiting time is available on their website.
Website: http://www.thewalkingp.com.au/
Address: Corner Rushton Street & Shepperton Road, Burswood, WA
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 1pm-5pm, closed Sundays and public holidays
Address: Corner of Stirling Highway and Stirling Road, Claremont
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Public Holidays: Closed

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