The Doctors' Health Advisory Service (NSW) aims to ensure that every NSW doctor, dentist, veterinarian or undergraduate student in these professions does not lack access to health care.
We operate a telephone Help Line and are available to provide personal advice to practitioners and students facing difficulties. We also provide health promotion and educational information through our website and we lecture to interested groups.
The advice is used mostly in relation to stress and mental illness, drug and alcohol problems, or personal and financial difficulties. No problem is too trivial or too serious.
We believe that all practitioners and students should have their own general practitioner, should not dismiss their own symptoms and should consult that doctor if they are unwell. We encourage the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
Message from the President
The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service provides a confidential telephone service that for personal, objective, impartial and non-judgmental advice for any practitioner or for colleagues or family members concerned about any practitioner’s well-being. The DHAS handles 100-120 calls each year and provides a point of access for doctors, dentists and veterinarians who seek health advice.
The dedicated telephone Help line is available 24 hours a day. Incoming callers are put in contact with an experienced general practitioner who has volunteered to employ their professional knowledge and experience to discuss the issue and where appropriate to refer callers to other sources of professional help, support and advice.