COVID-19 in our community

There are currently 2 COVID-19 case locations on the NSW North Coast – one in Chinderah and one in Coffs Harbour. As case locations are regularly updated, check the NSW Health website for new locations.

The Chinderah alert is for the Ampol service station just off the northbound M1 from 8:30 pm Tuesday 13 July to 7:30 am Wednesday 14 July.

The Coffs Harbour alert is for the Hoey Moey hotel from 3:55 pm to 4:20 pm on Thursday 15 July. This alert was initially only for the bottle shop but has been amended to include the whole hotel.

Update 23 July: There have also been COVID-19 virus fragments detected in the sewerage at Byron Bay.

Update 26 July: NSW Health issued a public health alert on 25 July 2021 that included a new venue of concern at the Ballina airport.

Find a testing clinic near you.

Queensland border zone

The Queensland Government has declared the whole of NSW a hotspot. People from NSW cannot enter QLD except for essential reasons, with an exemption, and with 14 days of hotel quarantine.

Our northern regions are part of a border zone – it is a hard border with road closures and currently only 3 checkpoints.

NSW border zone residents can only cross the border for essential activities – such as work, education, accessing medical or health care, or attending organised children’s sport – but must get a Border Zone Travel X Pass to do so.

Always check the Queensland Government website before travelling in case there have been changes to requirements.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.