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General questions

For any general questions, contact the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) switchboard.

  • Phone: (08) 7074 0000


Urgent and serious referrals

  1. Phone the RAH switchboard on (08) 7074 0000
  2. Ask to speak to the on-call registrar for the service you need
  3. Discuss the referral with the registrar and confirm where to send documentation (e.g. email address, fax, post)
  4. Send the referral with relevant documentation. For referral requirements, find the service you need in Clinical Services.

All other outpatient referrals

See Outpatients or contact the RAH Outpatients Department:

Compliments and complaints

Your feedback is important — it helps us provide better services to the community.

To provide feedback about your experience at the RAH or to speak to our Consumer Experience team, see Compliments and complaints on the CALHN website.

Freedom of information (patients/public)

To request medical history or birth information, see freedom of information or email

Medical records

Health professionals and patients with questions about medical records can email

Lost property

The RAH Security Office


Referral advice for lending equipment (e.g. wheelchairs) is managed by the RAH Equipment pool.

  • Phone: (08) 7074 0056 or (08) 7074 0051

Hospital crutches

Crutches are hired through Independent Living Specialists (ILS). Contact their team for any questions about their use:

Clinical trials and research

To learn more about medical research for treatment of diseases, see RAH Research Ethics or email


To pay a hospital bill, see Paying for your bill.

For general billing questions, contact:


CALHN/SA Health jobs (e.g. nurse/medical/admin)

Spotless jobs (e.g. cleaners/catering/orderly)

Medical elective placements

Universities (Australia and overseas) can ask about placements by emailing


To organise a tour of the hospital, contact the RAH Research Fund:

Guitar/piano playing and singing in foyer

Contact The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Creative Health:

Distribution lists

To be added to an email distribution list, email

Security (e.g. access cards)

Contact RAH Security by emailing

Volunteer services

See RAH Volunteers, or contact Volunteer services:

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