Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island.
Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission.

Our Medical Services

The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic provides a comprehensive range of medical services.

Available Services

Please note KI Medical Clinic does not accept Walk-In appointments.

General Practitioner Services

  • General medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Antenatal and postnatal care
  • Anaesthetic services
  • Check-ups
  • Family planning
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Counselling
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Minor surgery
  • Nutritional advice
  • Sports medicine

Visiting Specialist Services

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • General Physician
  • Endocrinologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Gynaecologist
  • Audiologist
  • Urologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Ophthalmologist
  • A visiting Psychiatrist consults from the Cook Centre. 

Please see your doctor if you think you need a specialist referral.

Home Visits

In addition to services provided at the Medical Clinic, our doctors may be able to provide home visiting services where appropriate.  If you feel you (or a relative or friend) require a home visit, please contact the clinic.  Our receptionist will discuss your request with the doctor, and call you back with further details.

Parndana and Penneshaw Medical Services

Parndana Weekly Medical Service

To the residents of Parndana and the western end of Kangaroo Island

KI Medical Clinic would like to announce that with support from Dr Kyle Fairclough & the Parndana community, we have been successful in securing a medical service in the Parndana township. 

Dr Kyle Fairclough will be providing a weekly clinic on Thursdays at the Parndana Community Centre on Jubilee Ave.

A Practice Nurse will be attending the Parndana Clinic monthly to support Dr Fairclough and will be offering further services such as Blood Tests, Cervical Screenings, Health Assessments, Care Plans, Wound Care and Diabetes Assessments.

To secure your booking, please phone the KI Medical Clinic on 08 8553 2037.

Parndana Medical Clinic, like KI Medical Clinic will be a private billing practice and payment will be expected on the day with payments collected direct by the doctor.

We thank all parties involved in securing this service.

Penneshaw Weekly Medical Service​

To the residents of Penneshaw and the Dudley Peninsula

KI Medical Clinic would like to announce that with support from Dr Alec Stolz, Penneshaw progress association & Penneshaw community we have secured a medical service for the residents of Penneshaw.

Dr Alec Stolz will be providing a weekly clinic on Wednesdays at the Penneshaw Medical Clinic

A Practice Nurse will be attending Penneshaw Clinic monthly to support Dr Stolz and will be offering further services such as Blood Tests, Cervical Screenings, Health Assessments, Care Plans, Wound Care and Diabetes Assessments. 

To secure your booking, please phone the KI Medical Clinic on 08 8553 2037. 

Penneshaw Medical Clinic, like KI Medical Clinic will be a private billing practice and payment will be expected on the day with payments collected direct by the doctor.

We thank all parties involved in securing this service.

Fees and Billing

Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is a private clinic and as such full payment is required at the time of consultation. Payments can be made via cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, or EFTPOS.

Standard Consults

Short Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$17.50$36.45
Concession Fee*$12.50$31.45
Medicare Rebate$18.95
Regular Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$32.50$73.90
Concession Fee*$21.50$62.90
Medicare Rebate$41.40
Longer Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$41.00$121.10
Concession Fee*$29.50$109.60
Medicare Rebate$80.10
Extended Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$52.50$170.50
Concession Fee*$37.50$155.50
Medicare Rebate$118.00

Dressings will attract a charge of $10.00.
* Pension or Health Care Card MUST BE PRESENTED to receive reduced fees.

Phone Consults

Short Phone Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$17.50$36.45
Concession Fee*$12.50$31.45
Medicare Rebate$18.95
Regular Phone Consult
 GapFees
Standard Fee$32.50$73.90
Concession Fee*$21.50$62.90
Medicare Rebate$41.40
Longer Phone Consult
  Gap Fees
Standard Fee $41.00 $121.10
Concession Fee* $29.50 $109.60
Medicare Rebate $80.10

Payment is required in full on the day of your consultation. 

The Practice has facilities to enable immediate refund of your Medicare Rebate. 

If you do not have a bank card linked to a Savings or Cheque account, your Medicare rebate will be processed by KI Medical Clinic and deposited by Medicare into your registered bank account within 3 working days. 

Patients under 16 years of age are bulk billed. Any issues with these fees must be discussed directly with the practice manager.

* Pension or Health Care Card MUST BE PRESENTED to receive reduced fees.

Important Information

Booking Appointments

Appointments are made available each weekday at 8:45am. Please note that we do not accept Walk-In nurse or GP appointments at this time. For SA Pathology related services, please book an appointment with our nursing staff. Phone the clinic at 8:45am to book an appointment for the same day.

The majority of appointments are reserved for booking on the day, to ensure you can see a doctor on the day that you are unwell. Using this system is helping us to avoid the excessive wait for a GP (sometimes up to 6 weeks) experienced in other areas of rural SA.

These appointments are released on the day and available to callers from 8:45 am each morning.

We do our best to ensure consistent availability each day, however in periods of high demand we do run short of appointments – if this is the case, our receptionist may ask for some information about your medical condition and seek advice from a doctor or nurse as to how urgently you should be seen.

If you are continually having difficulty getting an appointment, please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

A limited number of appointments are available each day for booking ahead, for patient convenience some planning is usually required to take advantage of book ahead appointments, as they may be booked out 1-2 weeks in advance

The following appointments are also booked in advance:

  • Review and results appointments directed by the doctor
  • Practice Nurse appointments
  • Chronic disease care
  • Care plans and preventative health checks
  • Patients who need to arrange transport
  • Antenatal appointments
  • Postnatal checks
  • Insurance and pre-employment medicals

Medical Students

We regularly support medical students from Flinders University who wish to undertake clinical placement on Kangaroo Island.  Please let us know if you do not wish to have a student present during your consult.

Practice Privacy Policy

Review the privacy policy here.

Interpreter

For patients of foreign background and ethnicity, who do not speak English or who are more proficient in another language, our staff can arrange to utilise the free Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS).

Follow-up of Results

If you are required to have pathology or other tests taken, you will need to phone the clinic to obtain your results – please do not assume that no contact from KI Medical Clinic following a test or investigation means a normal result.  For most standard tests, the results will be available within 72 hours; please contact the clinic on 08 8553 2037 and ask to speak to the results desk to obtain your results.

Recall System

You will be automatically enrolled in our HotDoc recall/reminder system, which means you may receive reminders by post, telephone call or sms.  Please advise us if you would prefer not to be contacted regarding preventative health reminders.

Your Rights

If you have a problem, we would like to hear about it.  Please feel free to talk to your doctor or contact the Practice Manager by phone, or email. Alternatively, feedback forms are available in the waiting room.  This practice has a protocol for the handling of complaints, and you can be assured that your complaint will be dealt with in a sincere and professional manner. Should you feel that your complaint has not been dealt with satisfactorily you may direct your concerns to either the Australian Medical Association, (Phone 8267 4355) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Phone 1300 419 495).

Information and Forms

Request for Medical Records Transfer

Authority to Obtain Medical Records or Results

Email Authority

Request for Personal Health Information

Patient Feedback Form

In an emergency, please dial 000.

The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.