Emergency and crisis
There is a range of services available to provide support and immediate response to people in crisis or in need of urgent medical care.
- emergency medical care
- emergency medical transport
- 24 hour telephone counselling, advice and referral services
- individual and family crisis assistance
- psychiatric or drug related emergencies.
St John Ambulance Australia (WA)
Metropolitan hospital emergency services
The metropolitan hospitals listed in this section provide 24 hour emergency services for people who have had a serious accident or suddenly become ill and require urgent medical care.
Country hospital emergency services
Country hospitals and nursing posts provide or can arrange emergency services. Ambulance services or the Royal Flying Doctor Service can also help you access these services. Health services information can be found using the National Health Services Directory.
Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA)
Various telephone services are available to assist people or provide referral to services which can help.
Alcohol and Drug Support Services (formerly Alcohol and Drug Information Service – ADIS)
The Alcohol and Drug Support Service operates four 24 hour, statewide telephone support lines providing confidential counselling, information, advice and referral:
- Alcohol and Drug Support Line
- Meth Helpline
- Parent and Family Drug Support Line
- Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line
Contact can be made by phone, email or online Live Chat.
View the phone numbers and email addresses on the Drug and Alcohol Office website (external site).
Live Chat can be accessed at Alcohol. Think Again (external site) or Drug Aware (external site).
Child Protection Unit (formerly Child Sexual Abuse Unit)
Family Help Line
Kids Help Line
Mental Health Emergency Response Line (formerly Psychiatric Emergency Team)
Poisons Information Centre
- Outside metro area – Free call 1800 552 002 (free from land line only)
Samaritans Crisis Line (formerly Suicide Emergency Line - Country)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.