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Where to go for the right public health advice

The Department of Health provides a wide range of public health services so it is important to know where to go for the right advice.

Local public health staff, working at 9 Public Health Units throughout the state,  can assist you from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with issues relating to:

  • disease notification
  • contact tracing for specific diseases
  • the public health management of specific infectious diseases such as pertussis, meningococcal disease and hepatitis A
  • immunisation, including:
    • vaccines used for different age cohorts
    • ordering of vaccines
    • cold chain breaches
    • authority to order Rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin
    • authorisation for non-standard vaccines such as IPOL and hepatitis B
  • vaccines for high-risk groups such as hepatitis B contacts
  • education and staff training.

Contact details for local Public Health Units

Public Health Unit Telephone Fax

North Metropolitan (Perth)

9380 7700

9380 7719

South Metropolitan (Perth)

9431 0200

9431 0223

Great Southern (Albany)

9842 7500

9842 2643

Southwest (Bunbury)

9781 2350

9781 2382

Kimberley (Broome)

9194 1630

9194 1633

Midwest (Geraldton)

9956 1985

9956 1991

Goldfields (Kalgoorlie)

9080 8200

9080 8201

Wheatbelt (Northam)

9622 4320

9622 4342

Pilbara (Port Hedland)

9158 9222

9158 9253

For advice on catch-up immunisation, contact the Central Immunisation Clinic by telephoning 9321 1312 between 8.30am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

For advice on issues relating to refugee health or tuberculosis contact the Anita Clayton Centre /Humanitarian Entrant Health Service on 9222 8500.

For urgent notifications and public health advice on communicable disease issues after hours (5pm to 8.30am) telephone the Department of Health duty officer on 9328 0553.

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