In South Australia, you can be assured that the health and wellbeing of you and your family is secure. Both Adelaide and regional South Australia are well-supported with modern facilities for emergency and general care, as well as access to specialist health services.
Public & Private Health Systems
South Australians have access to both public and private health services. Our public Medicare system entitles all permanent residents of Australia to free treatment as a public patient in a public hospital, and free or subsidised treatments by a doctor (including specialists), participating optometrists and dentists for specified services.
Private health care is also widely available and offered by some employers as part of salary packages.
Leading Health & Medical Research
Adelaide is also home to world-leading research and treatment centres, and The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), an independent flagship health and medical research institute. SAHMRI has more than 700 medical researchers, working together to tackle the biggest health challenges in society today.