DHASWA provides a confidential, anonymous24 hour/7 days a week advice line and referral system for doctors and medical students seeking assistance with health or personal problems. DHASWA can be utilized by individuals, or by a concerned family member, friend, colleague or staff member. Calls are taken by a panel of experienced male and female GPs, with a psychiatrist advisor available. Callers will receive a response from a DHASWA Doctor within 4 hours of a call.
Calls are exempt from the mandatory reporting requirements of the Medical Board of Australia.
Asking for help and entrusting your care to another doctor is a big step for many doctors. Historically, doctors are not good at having their own GP, nor in seeking psychiatric care when needed. We hope to make the process easier with our Drs for Drs’ lists of GPs, Psychiatrists and Psychologists all of whom have expressed interest in treating doctors and medical students.
Ten reasons why all doctors and medical students should have a GP.