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24/7 emergency contacts

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is supported by a network of State-wide, 24-hour health telephone services that enables people from rural and remote areas to access quality health information, advice and services in a time of need.

Please Note: *Normal charges apply to calls from mobile phones.

Organisation Contact details Description of service

Ambulance, Fire and Police            

Telephone: 000 For life threatening emergencies only. For non-life threatening calls check individual listings under Ambulance St John, Fire Service of WA, Police Force in your White Pages.

Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS)

Telephone toll free:

1800 198 024

A 24-hour, confidential telephone service that provides information, counselling, referral and advice to anyone concerned about their own or another's alcohol or other drug use.
Parent Drug Information Service

Telephone toll free:

1800 653 203


A 24-hour, confidential telephone service that provides professional information, counselling, referral and advice to anyone concerned about a family member's alcohol or drug use. Callers can also opt to speak with another parent who has had similar experiences for support & assistance 7 days a week from 8am until 9.30pm.
Family Drug Support


1300 368 186

To assist families throughout Australia to deal with drug issues in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.

Telephone toll free:

1800 022 222; or

TTY: 1800 022 226 (for hearing impaired callers)

A 24-hour, seven day- a- week state-wide health advice line. You should always try to contact your regular doctor first. But if they're not available, HealthDirect's experienced nurses will provide immediate professional advice on how urgent your problem is and what to do about it.
Poisons Information Centre Telephone: 13 11 26 A 24-hour a day seven days a week helpline.
RuralLink - Psychiatric Emergency Team

Telephone toll free:

1800 552 002; or

TTY: 1800 720 101 (for hearing impaired callers)

A confidential after-hours psychiatric emergency assessment andadvisory service to assist mental health clients and their carers.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

Telephone toll free:

1800 199 888

A sexual assault service that can assist any person, female or male, aged 13 years and over to deal with their needs, whether they are immediate or longer term.

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Metropolitan administration offices

189 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000
PO Box 6680, East Perth Business Centre WA 6892
Telephone: +61 8 9223 8500 
Facsimile: +61 8 9223 8599
Toll Free: 1800 629 028
Business hours: 8:15am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays)

Regional administration office contacts

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) contacts

If you require more information about Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) please contact the PATS office in the region in which you are a permanent resident.

Note: Peel is not part of the WA Country Health Service. For PATS information and application, for the Peel region please contact the Peel Health Campus.

Media enquiries

General media enquiries can be submitted to WA Country Health Service between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday via WACHS Communications.

Only media enquiries of an emergency nature or where an urgent patient condition report is required will be responded to out of hours and on the weekend.

Please note: WACHS Communications cannot provide medical advice. If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation, please call 000 immediately.

Population health

Telephone: (08) 6553 0861

Last Updated: 09/06/2023