Contact us

Here you can find key contact information for the WA Country Health Service including emergency 24 hour contacts, those for the regional areas and key programs such as Patient Assisted Travel Scheme and WA Healthy School Project Coordinators.

24/7 Emergency contacts

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is supported by a network of state-wide 24-hour health telephone services that enables people from rural and remote areas to access quality health information, advice and services in a time of need.

Please Note: *Normal charges apply to calls from mobile phones.

Organisation

Contact detailsDescription of service
Ambulance, Fire and Police ServiceTelephone: 000For life threatening emergencies only. For non-life threatening calls check individual listings under Ambulance St John, Fire Service of WA, Police Service in your White Pages.
Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS)Telephone: 1800 198 024 (freecall)A 24-hour, confidential telephone service that provides information, counselling, referral and advice to anyone concerned about their own or another's alcohol or other drug use.
Family Drug SupportTelephone: 1300 368 186To assist families throughout Australia to deal with drug issues in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.
HealthDirect

Telephone: 1800 022 222 (freecall)

TTY: 1800 022 226 (for hearing impaired callers)

A 24-hour, seven day- a- week state-wide health advice line. You should always try to contact your regular doctor first. But if they're not available, HealthDirect's experienced nurses will provide immediate professional advice on how urgent your problem is and what to do about it.
Poisons Information CentreTelephone: 13 11 26A 24-hour a day seven days a week helpline.
RuralLink - Psychiatric Emergency Team

Telephone: 1800 552 002 (freecall)

TTY: 1800 720 101 (for hearing impaired callers)

A confidential after-hours psychiatric emergency assessment and advisory service to assist mental health clients and their carers.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)Telephone: 1800 199 888 (freecall)A sexual assault service that can assist any person, female or male, aged 13 years and over to deal with their needs, whether they are immediate or longer term.

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Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries please call 9222 6499.  This number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Metropolitan administration offices

189 Wellington Street, PERTH WA 6000
PO Box 6680, EAST PERTH BUSINESS CENTRE WA 6892
Telephone: +61 8 9223 8500 
Facsimile: +61 8 9223 8599
Toll Free: 1800 629 028
Business hours: 8:15am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays)

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) contacts

If you require more information about Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) please contact the PATS office in the region in which you are a permanent resident (see contact details above).

Note: Peel is not part of the WA Country Health Service. For PATS information and application, for the Peel region please contact the Peel Health Campus.

Building project contacts

See the following project sections for their contact details:

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Population health

Area Director
Sandra Crowe
Email: sandra.crowe@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: +61 8 6145 4156

Senior Population Health Program Officer
Tracy Fuhrmann
Email: tracy.fuhrmann@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: +61 8 6145 4153

Public Health Nutritionist
Robyn Bowcock
Email: robyn.bowcock@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: +61 8 9193 3264

WA Healthy School Coordinators

Following are contact details for WA Healthy School coordinators located in the metropolitan area.  For regional coordinators, please select from the following region contacts pages:

Metropolitan coordinators

North Coastal Zone

Shannon Wright
Email: shannon.wright@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone
: +61 8 9400 9624 / 9400 9965

South Coastal Zone 

Chrissy Halton
Email: christine.halton@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: +61 8 9319 7279

or

Rachel Stubbs
Email: rachel.stubbs@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: +61 8 9339 1362

or

Rebecca Wilson
Email: rebecca.wilson@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone
: +61 8 9339 1362

Inland Zone 

Va Bola
Email: Va.bola@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone
: +61 8 9365 3540

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