The COVID-19 Referrals HealthPathway is frequently reviewed and updated with new services as they become available.
A recent addition to this page is the Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) In-Reach Service commenced by the Northern NSW Local Health District. The new service provides advice and clinical support with COVID-19 testing, symptom management and end of life care in RACFs. Service information and access criteria can be found under the ‘Testing and Support in Residential Aged Care Facility’ heading.
This HealthPathway also provides information on:
Guide to patient acute care transfer.
Fever clinics assess patients who meet NSW Health testing criteria. Clinic location, service description, hours of operation, contact numbers and information for referral is provided.
General Practice Respiratory Clinics
General practice clinics assess, test and diagnose people with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 infection. They also help to reduce demand on hospital emergency departments. Clinic location, service description, hours of operation, contact numbers and information for referral is provided.
Guide and step-by-step referral process for those people who meet current testing recommendations.
Provides a link and contact number for the public health units and a link to the
Notifiable Diseases HealthPathway.
Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Provides information on how to restock PPE.
Accommodation and General Support
Where to refer homeless patients with COVID-19 for emergency accommodation. How to refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island persons to the North Coast Primary Health Network Aboriginal Health Team to access temporary accommodation and other services.
Don’t forget to keep up to date with COVID-19 Pathway Changes by visiting the COVID-19 Recent Changes HealthPathway. Here you will find recent changes to local, national and international advice, summarised in one place.
For a list of all localised pathways see:
Mid and North Coast Localised Pathways
For further information about HealthPathways contact: