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SA Health

SA Health is the overarching health portfolio of various services and agencies that are responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. SA Health also engages with some non-government and community service providers on a formal, direct basis and more broadly, on policy and planning matters.

Vision and mission

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

How SA Health can help

These include:

  • public hospitals
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • environmental health
  • communicable disease control
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • pathology services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • organ donation.
Resources
  • Clinical resources - resources for clinicians and health care workers
  • Conditions - information on common medical conditions and illnesses
  • COVID-19 - latest advice from our medical experts
  • Healthy Living – tips for better health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyle
  • Public Health - protecting from disease and health hazards

Information lines / help lines

  • A full list of contact information for our services can be found here.

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - SA Health.

Last reviewed: August 2022

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Campylobacter infection | SA Health

Campylobacter infection usually causes gastroenteritis but may lead to more serious illness. Eating contaminated food is the most frequent cause.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome | SA Health

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV).

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Ways infectious diseases spread | SA Health

How infectious diseases spread including via air, personal contact, soiled objects, skin, mucous membranes, saliva, urine, blood, sexual contact, food and water

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Preventing food poisoning at home | SA Health

Food poisoning can be caused by eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, or by toxins produced by them

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Orthodontic dental treatment | SA Health

Orthodontic dental treatment - orthodontic treatment can correct problems with crooked teeth and jaws and improve oral health.

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Conjunctivitis | SA Health

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid caused by bacteria, viruses, chemicals or allergies.

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Murray Valley Encephalitis | SA Health

Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) is a rare disease, can cause severe or fatal illness in humans - prevented by self protection from mosquito bites

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Common cold | SA Health

Common cold - over 100 known cold viruses - spread by contact with droplets from the nose of infected people in air or on surfaces and objects.

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Streptococcal sore throat | SA Health

Streptococcal sore throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils caused by Streptococcus pyogenes.

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Salmonella infection | SA Health

An infection of the bowel caused by Salmonella bacteria which occurs in many domestic and wild animals and birds and can infect humans

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