PLAHS

Welcome to the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service website. We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service providing primary health care to clients in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas.

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MONDAY

Dr Alex van Rooijen
9:30am – 12:30pm &
2:00pm – 4.00pm

TUESDAY

Dr Alex van Rooijen
9:30am – 12:30pm &
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Dr Neville Carlier
9.30am – 12:30pm &
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Dr Christine Lucas
10:00am – 1:00pm

WEDNESDAY

Dr Neville Carlier
9.30am – 12.30pm

THURSDAY

Dr Alex van Rooijen
10:30am – 12:30pm &
2:00pm – 4:00pm

FRIDAY

Dr Alex van Rooijen
9:30am – 12:30pm

Additional Information

Other GPs available periodically are Dr Neville Carlier, Dr Lauren Christian and Dr David Lam. 

Transport Service is available from 9:00am until 4:00pm on a daily basis.

Access: You can call PLAHS Reception on 08 8683 0162 or visit PLAHS during the week, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm to make an appointment, to ask about test results and/or booking transport to appointments or to talk to a staff member.

The clinic is closed between 12.30 and 1.30pm for lunch.

After hours, please present to Accident & Emergency at the Port Lincoln Hospital (08 8683 2200), Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln, or call 000 for an ambulance in an emergency.

Communication: Phone messages are taken and given to the requested staff member/ health worker as directed.

If you need a translator or Interpreter, let Reception staff know and they can contact either, SA Interpreting and Translating Centre on (08) 8226 1990 or NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for translators and Interpreters) on (08) 8410 5233.

Reminder system/recalls: PLAHS is committed to preventative care. We may send you a reminder notice offering preventative health service. Please let us know if you don’t want to participate.

When you receive a letter or reminder for a health check, contact the Clinic to make an appointment.  Health checks are an important way of preventing disease and include:

  • Immunisations
  • Adult and Child health checks
  • Pap smears
  • Diabetes checks
  • Chronic disease cycle of care
  • Medications

Make an appointment to see a doctor:

  • for new or repeat prescriptions.
  • Referral requests.
  • Centrelink forms needing to be signed.
  • Support letters.
  • If you have had a test and want to know the results, you will need to speak with clinic staff.

Disability access to the clinic is available for clients and community.

Participation: You have the right to be included in decisions and choices about your health care. During your visit, PLAHS staff will discuss treatment plans with you.  You are encouraged to take part in these plans, to ask questions and talk with other health care providers and family before making decisions. 10 tips for Safer health Care has been developed to help clients take a responsible role in decisions affecting their health care.

It can be downloaded at http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/Publications/10tips_poster.pdf.

Management of client health information: Your medical information will be kept secure and confidential. We will treat your personal information as strictly private and confidential. We will only use or disclose it for purposes directly related to your care and treatment.  PLAHS will work closely with other agencies to coordinate the best support for you and your family. Your informed consent for the sharing of information will be sought and respected.