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Health Centres in the Region

Tintinara Health Centre

2 Helling Terrace (P.O.Box 18) Tintinara, SA, 5266
Phone (08) 8757 2280
Fax (08) 8757 2058

Opening Hours

(times should be confirmed with your health centre):

Monday 9:00pm - 1:00pm Alternate Mondays Doctor M Kerrigan (Meningie)
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm Registered Nurse only
Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm Doctor T Varghese (Keith)
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm am only Doctor M Kerrigan (Meningie)
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm Registered Nurse only

  • Please Telephone the respective Doctor's Surgeries for appointments
    Keith - Phone (08) 8755 1766
    Meningie - Phone (08) 8575 1208
  • Home visits are also attended to inside these hours, and therefore the Health Centre may be unattended for short periods.
  • The Health Centres are staffed by Registered Nurses. Regrettably they are unable to provide a 24 hour service. Occasionally it is possible (due to special circumstances) to provide a service outside normal opening hours (eg an ongoing wound dressing requested by a doctor).
  • All after hours medical emergencies should be referred to either the local Ambulance service and/or duty doctor at your nearest hospital.

Outreach Services

  • Nursing
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Equipment
  • Home Help
  • Health Promotion

Phone: 8757 2280

Community Health Services

  • Child and Youth Help. Friday am monthly (ph: 1300 733 606).
  • Asthma Clinic. 3rd Thursday monthly, doctor's referral required (ph: 8575 2777 - Meningie Hospital).
  • Diabetes Clinic. As required, no referral (ph: 8757 2280).
  • Immunisation Clinic. As required (ph: 8757 2280).
  • Bowen Therapy. Wednesday am at Coonalpyn (ph: 0418 189 989, A/H 8755 1167).
  • Dietician. Tuesday am monthly (ph: 8757 2280).
  • Women's Health. Wednesday as required at Coonalpyn (ph: 8571 1126).
  • Physiotherapist. Alt Wednesday, no referral (ph: 8755 1530).
  • Podiatrist. Wednesday am monthly, doctor's referral required (ph: 8535 6800 - Murray Mallee Community Health Service).
  • Eye Bus. Wednesday monthly (ph: 8757 2280).
  • Remedial and Massage Therapy. Wednesday am at Coonalpyn - Shirley Fullwood (ph: 0428 393 543).

Other Community Health Services

Available from Murray Mallee Community Health service and Meningie Hospital:

  • Palliative Care
  • Mental Health
  • Social Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol


Coonalpyn Health Centre

52 Peake Terrace
P.O.Box 250
Coonalpyn, SA, 5265
Phone (08) 8571 1126
Fax (08) 8571 1065

Opening Hours

(times should be confirmed with your health centre):

Monday 1:30pm - 5:30pm Alternate Mondays Doctor M Kerrigan (Meningie)
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Registered Nurse only
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Registered Nurse only
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm pm only Doctor M Kerrigan (Meningie)
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm Registered Nurse only
  • Please Telephone the relevant Doctor's Surgeries for appointments
    Tailem Bend - Phone (08) 8572 3555
    Meningie - Phone (08) 8575 1208
  • Home visits are also attended to inside these hours, and therefore the Health Centre may be unattended for short periods.
  • The Health Centres are staffed by Registered Nurses. Regrettably they are unable to provide a 24 hour service. Occasionally it is possible (due to special circumstances) to provide a service outside normal opening hours (eg an ongoing wound dressing requested by a doctor).
  • All after hours medical emergencies should be referred to either the local Ambulance service and/or duty doctor at your nearest hospital.

Outreach Services

  • Nursing
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Equipment
  • Home Help
  • Health Promotion

Phone: 8571 1126


Community Health Services

  • Child and Youth Help. Friday pm monthly (ph: 1300 733 606).
  • Asthma Clinic. 1st Thursday monthly, doctor's referral required (ph: 8575 2777 - Meningie Hospital).
  • Diabetes Clinic. As required, no referral.
  • Immunisation Clinic. As required (ph: 8571 1126).
  • Bowen Therapy. Wednesday am (ph: 0418 189 989, A/H 8755 1167).
  • Dietician. Tuesday pm monthly (ph: 8571 1126).
  • Women's Health. Wednesday, as required (ph: 8571 1126).
  • Physiotherapist. Alt Wednesday at Tintinara, no referral (ph: 8755 1530).
  • Podiatrist. Wednesday pm monthly, doctor's referral required (ph: 8535 6800 - Murray Mallee Community Health Service).
  • Eye Bus. Wednesday monthly at Tintinara (ph: 8757 2280).
  • Remedial and Massage Therapy. Wednesday am - Shirley Fullwood (ph: 0428 393 543).

Other Community Health Services

Available from Murray Mallee Community Health Service and Meningie Hospital:

  • Palliative Care
  • Mental Health
  • Social Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol

Hospitals in the Region

Keith Hospital (08) 8755 1555
Meningie Hospital (08) 8575 1300
Tailem Bend Hospital (08) 8572 3244


SA Ambulance Service

Coonalpyn Ambulance (08) 8571 1171
Tintinara Ambulance (08) 8755 1277
Keith Ambulance (08) 8755 1277
Tailem Bend Ambulance (08) 8572 3244


Medical Practitioners

Dr T Varghese Keith Surgery (08) 8755 1766
Dr M Kerrigan Meningie Medical Centre (08) 8575 1208
Details to be provided Tailem Bend Medical Centre (08) 8572 3555

Please phone your Doctor's Surgery for appointments wherever possible, so that your case notes can come with the Doctor.

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