The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (DHAS) gives support and advice to doctors and medical students in NSW.
DHAS offers confidential and independent advice and operates independently of all medical professional organisations, including registration boards.
Doctors can call the DHAS helpline at any time if you think they can help you or a colleague. Some calls to DHAS relate to mental health conditions, workplace stress, substance misuse and career concerns. Experienced on-call doctors are non-judgmental, empathetic and understand the many challenges faced by doctors and medical students.
When you phone the DHAS helpline, your call initially goes to an answering service and your phone number is relayed to the DHAS. The DHAS doctor on call will phone you as soon as possible, usually within a couple of hours. You do not need to leave your name, just a phone number to enable the return call. Depending on the nature of your concern, the DHAS doctor may help you to access other relevant services and/or resources.
If you are a North Coast GP who is happy to see doctors as patients, please contact DHAS at [email protected] to discuss this.
The DHAS helpline is not a crisis or emergency service – in case of emergency, callers are advised to phone 000.
Phone the DHAS helpline on (02) 9437 6552.