Moving to a new city or suburb can be exhilarating and Seaford is a pocket of Adelaide that has so much to offer.
Its sprawling surf beaches and relaxed cafe lifestyle is only the start of it.
You’ll find all the shopping you need just 15 minutes north at Noarlunga Centre.
And the same drive in the opposite direction takes you to the midst of some of Australia’s most awarded wineries and restaurants at McLaren Vale.
But sometimes, finding the right health services in a new area can be a little mystifying.
Knowing where to turn to for basic health needs isn’t always easy without that little bit of local knowledge.
This handy Seaford health guide hopefully puts your mind at ease.
General Practitioners in Seaford
AHA Seaford Day and Night Clinic – 238 Seaford Rd, Seaford.
AHA Seaford Meadows Day and Night Clinic– 2/20 Prow Dr, Seaford Meadows.
AHA Clinics are an institution in Seaford health.
They have been facilitating access to first class, modern healthcare to local residents for more than four decades.
Doctors at AHA focus on general healthcare and check-ups, preventative care, immunisations and chronic disease management.
But each of the experienced doctors have their own areas of special interest.
Supporting more than 30,000 patients in the Seaford area, their highly qualified staff work in one of two state-of-the-art, light-filled modern clinics.
The Seaford area is served by two hospitals which offer both private and public services.
Both also offer maternity services.
Flinders Medical Centre – Flinders Dr, Bedford Park.
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the southern area’s largest hospital.
Its Emergency Department is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
FMC is a public hospital but patients may elect to be treated as a private patient and enjoy all of the benefits it offers.
It is one of two major trauma centres in the state with around-the-clock emergency retrieval service bringing patients to the hospital by road or helicopter.
Noarlunga Hospital – 30 Alexander Kelly Dr, Noarlunga Centre
Noarlunga Hospital became part of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network during the ongoing health reform process in 2011.
The hospital provides medical, rehabilitation, mental health and surgical services, including a 24-hour Emergency Department and has solid teaching foundations in all health disciplines.
Allied Health Services
The Seaford area is well served by a range of allied health services to support your overall well-being. This is just a short list – we recommend you explore your options to find the support that is right for you.
Physio and pilates at AHA Clinics – 2/20 Prow Dr, Seaford Meadows. For your convenience, physiotherapy services are offered through AHA’s Seaford Meadows clinic. Get qualified, professional physio support in close connection with your General Practitioner.
Other physiotherapists in the region include:
PhysioXtra Seaford – 6/44 Robinson Rd, Seaford Heights
Learn to Leap Physiotherapy – Ph: 0405 023 335
Saltfeet Clinic – 15 Saltfleet St, Port Noarlunga
Straight Back Physiotherapy – 3/381 Commercial Rd, Moana or 185 Main Rd, McLaren Vale
Psychologists and Counsellors
Your GP can support many mental health needs and concerns, however additional support from a psychologist or counsellor may be required.
A range of mental health professionals are available in the Seaford region including:
Southern Psychologists – Unit 1/41 Tiller Dr, Seaford
Fleurieu Psychology Services – Unit 8/1 Zwerner Drive, Hallett Cove
Refresh Counselling – Seaford. Ph: 0450 408 865
While your GP and physio can support many physical needs, a podiatrist may be required for specific foot and ankle problems.
Podiatrists in the Seaford region include:
Grand Medical Seaford Podiatry – 672 Grand Blvd, Seaford Meadows
myPod Podiatry Seaford – Ph: 0429 108 199
Adelaide Podiatry– 1/4 Clement Tce, Christies Beach
Speech pathology services are available in Seaford from specialists including:
Ms Marianne Downes– Seaford Community Centre Wave Room, Beechwood Drive, Seaford
It’s advisable to visit a dentist at least once a year for routine check-ups and cleaning. A range of dentists are available in Seaford including:
Incredible Smiles Seaford Meadows – 14/1 Prow Dr, Seaford Meadows
Smile Clinic Seaford – 760 Grand Bvld, Seaford Meadows
Accolade Dental – 8 Vista Parade, Seaford Heights
Cliff Avenue Dental Surgery – 1/45 Cliff Ave, Port Noarlunga South
Seaford Dental – 542 Main S Rd, Old Noarlunga
AHA Clinics offer the convenience of a fully dispensing pharmacy on-site at their Seaford Day and Night Clinic.
Pharmacist Advice Seaford – AHA Seaford Road, 238 Seaford Rd, Seaford SA
Other pharmacies in the Seaford region include:
SuperChem Seaford – via Towler Rd, 44 Robinson Rd, Seaford
National Pharmacies – Shop 46,48 &, 49/108 Commercial Rd, Seaford
Chemist Warehouse – Shopping Centre, Shop 10/1 Prow Dr, Seaford Meadows
Terry White Chemmart Seaford Shopping Centre – Commercial Rd, Seaford
Terry White Chemmart Seaford Meadows – 672-680 Grand Blvd, Seaford Meadows
Book a doctor’s appointment in Seaford
As you look forward to getting the most out of life in one of Adelaide’s most exciting, southern suburbs, it’s vitally important not to disregard your health.
Seaford is fortunate to be so well supported by a host of primary and allied health services in the suburb or nearby.
AHA’s two clinics at Seaford and Seaford Meadows offer a wide range of services including:
- Antenatal and Paediatric care
- Women’s health
- Men’s health
- Immunisations and Vaccinations
- Skin clinic and surgical procedures
- Pre-employment and WorkCover
- Adolescent health
- Sports medicine
- Mental health
They also offer a Clinpath clinic on-site as well as a pharmacy conveniently situated adjacent to their Seaford Road clinic.
As always, remember if it is an emergency, call 000.
Book an appointment here today at either our Seaford Road Day and Night Clinic or our Seaford Meadows Day and Night Clinic.