Government of South Australia, Department of Health
SA Central logo. Link to SA Central's web site.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Country Health SA
banner border   banner border banner border

Healthdirect 1800 022 222 24 Hour Health Advice Line
24 Hour Health Advice Line


 Help to view this website

 CHSALHN GP Agreement

Improvements to the GP Agreement announced in November 2014

Media Release

Summary of Improvements

GP Agreement Contract

SARMFA v3.1.3


Questions & Answers

The above improvements are to be read in conjunction with the following 
letter of introduction released in November 2014

Letter of introduction

Archived publications

  Quick Docs  

  Quick Links  

Download Internet Explorer (this link takes you away from this site and opens in a new window)

  Welcome to Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN)  

Country Health SA Local Health Network provides high quality, safe and innovative health services to rural and regional South Australia. We are committed to growing better country health services close to home. This short video reflects our mission, vision and values and showcases the services we provide to ensure we are the best rural health service.

  Our website is moving  

From August 1, the Country Health SA website will relocate to SA Health  ( Please update your browser bookmarks.


Secure future for Mallee Health - 25 July 2016 (PDF 157KB)
A partnership between Country Health SA (CHSA) and the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) will provide the Pinnaroo and Lameroo communities with secure health services into the future.

New PATS online system to reduce paperwork for country patients - 1 July 2016
A new online portal which went live today will make applying for the
Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) easier than ever before for country South Australians.

Focus on the future at Country Health Conference to be held 29 June 2016 (PDF 150KB)
The health of country South Australians and the regional health services that care for them will be the focus of a conference in Adelaide next week.

Brand new bathrooms for Loxton Hospital (PDF 154KB)
Works to upgrade four bathrooms at the Loxton Hospital are well under way, thanks to the generous support of local residents.

Engines at the ready for South East Pit Stop on Thursday 7 June 2016 (PDF 148KB)
South East residents are encouraged to make a health check ‘pit stop’ this Thursday at the Mount Gambier Market Place Shopping Centre.

100th Helping Handbag given out - Mount Gambier (PDF 152KB)
Country Health SA is proud to announce local South East initiative ‘Helping Handbags’ has recently given out its 100th handbag to breast cancer patients. Maria Knightly, committee member of the Mount Gambier Breast Cancer Awareness group, said she came up with the idea of the Helping Handbag and launched it at a Breast Cancer luncheon in 2012.

Country Health SA to launch new reconciliation action plan 1 Jun (PDF 172KB)
Increasing the life expectancy of Aboriginal people and improving Aboriginal participation in the health workforce are at the forefront of a new Country Health SA Reconciliation Action Plan to be launched in Port Lincoln next week (1 June).

Gawler celebrates 'our history, our story, our future' at community fun day 3 May (PDF 170KB)
Gawler Reconciliation Action Group, an initiative of Gawler Health Service, is holding a community fun day on Friday, 3 June, that will promote positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Families week celebrations at Streaky Bay on 18 May (PDF 187KB)
Mid-West Community Health and Streaky Bay Family Daycare are inviting residents to share in their celebrations for National Families Week on Wednesday, 18 May.

Thanking our South East Health Helpers May 9-15 (PDF 192KB)
The South East Health Service is saying a huge thank you to its 300-plus dedicated helpers with a number of events for National Volunteer Week (May 9-15).

Crystal Brook/Port Pirie Midwifery Team picnic celebration on May 8 -1.30pm-4pm (PDF 201KB)
The community is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Crystal Brook/Port Pirie Midwifery Team with a fun family picnic this Sunday.

Spotlight on Country Health Services during Riverland tour (PDF 148KB)
Healthcare initiatives, ideas and challenges will be discussed at a meeting of local Health Advisory Council members to be held in the Riverland this week. The meeting is part of a two-day tour of the Riverland by the Country Health SA (CHSA) Governing Council and CHSA executives, during which they will meet with community Health Advisory Councils members from across the region.

Together let's close the gap - 20 April 2016 (PDF 214KB)
Tarpari Wellbeing Day will be held on Wednesday, 20 April, at Memorial Park in Port Pirie from 10am until 2pm. Focusing on Aboriginal health, culture and reconciliation this community event has much to offer the whole community of Port Pirie and the Mid North area.

Improved local surgical services (PDF 178KB)
Patients at Riverland General Hospital will receive improved colonoscopy and endoscopy services under changes being implemented over the coming weeks.

View previous announcements and Media Releases


Apply for your PATS subsidy online - Find out how

 Health Advisory Councils

 CHSA funded overseas
 travel information


Click here to access the Patient Journey Communiqués (Information to assist people from country SA needing to access health services away from home)

Why you need a flu shot - click here (opens in a new window)

Page URL:
Disclaimer | Privacy | Copyright ©Copyright 2014 by Country Health SA LHN

Home | About Us | Health News | Services | Health Advisory Councils | Scholarships | Students | Contacts/Feedback | About this site
South Australian Government logo. Link to Government Ministers' web site. Department of Health logo. Link to department web site.