SOUTH AUSTRALIA Medicines Information Services

Adult Medicines Information Service

Royal Adelaide Hospital Campus
Operating Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday–Friday
Contact number: (08) 8222 5546
  • Available to SA Health Staff
 
Obstetric and Paediatric Information Service
 
Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus
Operating Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday–Friday
Contact number: (08) 8161 7222
Email: wchn.druginfocentre@health.sa.gov.au (non-urgent enquiries only)
  • Available to SA Health Staff, general public and health professionals
 
Repatriation General Hospital
 
Daws Road
Daw Park SA 5041
 
Ms Debra Rowett
Ms Ruth Wilton
T: (08) 8275 1678  
F: (08) 8374 0805
  • Drug and Therapeutic Information Service (DATIS).
 

 

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