Country & Outback Health (CObH) is not an acute service.

In an emergency, phone Rural & Remote on 13 14 65

Country & Outback Health Inc (CObH) provides mental health and drug and alcohol services across rural South Australia. We have regional offices in Clare, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Ceduna, Nuriootpa and Kadina. We also provide outreach services in Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Cleve, Kimba, Cowell, Arno Bay, Jamestown, Balaklava, Clare Valley, Yorketown, Ardrosson, Minlaton and Maitland.

Please note on the Map below Orange signifies Office location and Green signifies Outreach.

Refer to each of the programs listed below to find out how to access our services.

  • ADULT MENTAL HEALTH
  • CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
  • DISASTER RECOVERY
  • USEFUL LINKS

PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

We provide psychological therapies for adults with mild to moderate common mental health concerns which typically include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Our aim is to provide mental health therapies to people living in communities that would otherwise have poor access to mental health services. Our therapists are credentialed and experienced health professionals.

The objectives of our Psychological Therapy Service are to:

  • Produce better outcomes for people with mental health disorders through practicing short-term, evidence based therapies
  • Conduct sessions primarily face-to-face. However we also offer some sessions using online video-conferencing
  • Complement our fee-for-service (Medicare or full-fee) services

Our service is focussed on:

  • People living in rural and remote areas
  • People experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
  • Women experiencing perinatal depression
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

COUNSELLING

The Adult Counselling Program is a service for people with a diagnosable mental health disorder – particularly if it significantly interferes with social, personal and occupational functioning. Videoconferencing technology may also be used to assist more isolated rural and remote communities, and those experiencing lengthy wait times.

GP SHARED CARE

The Shared Care with General Practitioners program delivers essential services to adults experiencing severe and complex disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, bipolar affective disorder, along with severe depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

In this program our senior mental health clinicians work with clients and their GP to:

  • Improve communication and collaboration between GP's and other service providers
  • Provide early intervention and detection of physical health problems
  • Help clients with health promotion strategies

PARTNERS IN RECOVERY (PIR)

PIR provides holistic 'wrap around' care for people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs. 

PIR Support Facilitators work with clients to identify their needs and goals. An action plan is then developed to link the client to suitable services.  Find out more...

MENTAL HEALTH NURSE INCENTIVE PROGRAM (MHNIP)

Mental health nurses assist in coordinating clinical care for people with severe mental health disorders. MHNIP operates from our Port Pirie and Jamestown offices.