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Personal Health Resources for Doctors, Medical Students and their families in WA
Services and assistance for doctors and medical students are available from a variety of sources in WA. Click here to find out more
Unsure about where to go for help with personal or health problems?
DHASWA provides a confidential, 24 hour/7 day a week support line and referral system for doctors and medical students in crisis, or not sure where to go for help with personal or health problems. DHASWA can be utilized by the person themselves, or by a concerned family member, friend, colleague or staff member.
Research has shown that only 30-40% of doctors have their own general practitioner.
Doctors face unique barriers to accessing health care and often do not have a regular treating doctor, and are at greater risk of mental health issues and substance use problems. The Doctor’s Health Advisory Service of Western Australia (DHAS WA) is experienced in the unique health needs of doctors, and has important skills in the area of doctor-patient care.
For doctors in crisis or for those wanting to speak with a DHASWA doctor: (08) 9321 3098 – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
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