Confidential Urgent Support 24/7

Urgent advice – call 8366 0250

Doctors or medical students from within the Northern Territory can call the service at any time (24/7) on 8366 0250 for urgent, confidential advice. You will speak with one of our experienced and caring General Practitioners.

You can also:

Other crisis phone services:

CRANA Bush Crisis Line

Toll free 24hr Telephone Counselling every day of the year - call 1800 805 391 - for ALL remote health workers/service providers and their families.

Lifeline phone 13 11 14

Lifeline provides confidential telephone counselling. The free service:

  • Is staffed by trained volunteers who are supported by professional staff
  • Provides advice on relationship problems and personal wellbeing
  • Helps people who may be thinking about suicide
  • Is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Website

The National Doctors for Doctors Support Service (Drs4Drs) provides doctors and medical students with up to three counselling sessions of one hour each (by a social worker or psychologist). It can also provide advice on how to access further care if required, including through our existing DHAS network.

You can access Dr4Drs at: 1300 374 377 (1300 Dr4Drs) Drs4Drs is provided by Converge International.

All counsellors are based in Australia and are registered psychologists (AHPRA), qualified social workers (AASW) or qualified counsellors (ACA; PACFA). They must also meet Converge’s own accreditation processes, including appropriate experience.

Your call will be received by a person experienced in triaging calls who will explain the support options available to you. If your call is assessed as urgent, you can choose to be referred for an immediate confidential telehealth consultation by one of the qualified mental health professionals who is available at the time.

If you do not need to speak to someone immediately, an appointment will be made for you with one of Converge’s mental health professionals who are experienced in counselling doctors.

Your confidentiality is our highest priority. Drs4Drs does not receive any information that could identify you.

Drs4Drs is not a substitute for having a usual GP. Your local DHAS will also be able to work with you, including advice on access to care through usual face to face services. The links on this page will take you to your State service.

General enquiries can be made via the Doctors' Health service in South Australia:

Call us: (08) 8232 1250

Fax us: (08) 8232 4116

Postal address: PO Box 7427 Halifax St, Adelaide 5000.