24/7 DHASWA Advice Line
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 Clinical Psychologists all of whom have expressed interest in treating doctors and medical students and will see these patients as a priority.
When making an appointment, you must identify yourself as a Doctor or medical student seeking an appointment via DHASWA, in order to be given priority for an appointment. If the receptionist is unfamiliar with this service then simply explain that the Doctor, Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist has agreed to see Doctors or medical students, even if they are not accepting new patients. If the receptionist is still uncertain then ask them to talk to the Doctor and get back to you.
Note: Bookings need to be made by telephone. Most online booking systems do not allow patients to identify themselves as a medical doctor or medical student.
To search for General Practitioners, Psychiatrists or Clinical Psychologists, please use the doctors for doctors directory below.
Search for a GP
Search for a Psychiatrist
Search for a Clinical Psychologist
If you are unable to access a Doctor or Psychologist through our Doctors for Doctors list, please contact us. If it is urgent then call the 24/7 DHASWA Advice Line on 08 9321 3098.
*Disclaimer: These lists have been created in good faith. DHASWA does not personally endorse any individual Doctor or Clinical Psychologist on these lists. If you experience any difficulties then please contact the Manager of DHASWA via the “Contact Us” facility on the DHASWA website. Further information on Doctors listed may be obtained from their practice website.
Why you need a GP
There are many reasons we need our own GP: preventative health checks, mental wellbeing, appropriate assessment and prescribing are all important. Self-diagnosis, self-medication and the ‘corridor consult’ have many ethical, professional and legal pitfalls. So, for health professionals why do we find it so hard to see a GP?
Many Doctors find it hard to see a GP in office hours and some doctors face access issues due to distance. Another problem is finding the doctor who is the right fit. We all know friends or colleagues who are great doctors. The trouble is we aren’t always comfortable sharing the intimate details of our lives with co-workers or social contacts. What we want is a doctor with the appropriate professional distance with whom we can have a long-term therapeutic relationship.
10 reasons why you should have a GP:
*10 reasons written by Dr Roger Sexton, Medical Director of Doctors Health South Australia, for Australian Medicine, 27 April 2018.