Changed criteria for COVID-positive referrals to MNCLHD

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) has introduced a referral form for ‘COVID Care in the Community’.

GPs must complete the new form before referring COVID-19-positive patients to the COVID Care in the Community pathway, which is an outpatient service.

Included on the referral form is a range of eligibility criteria that patients are required to meet before being referred.

MNCLHD will prioritise and triage referrals based on high clinical need that cannot be self-managed or managed by their GP.

The MNCLHD referral form is available on the HealthPathways COVID-19 Referrals page. Referral can also be used for consideration of sotrovimab infusion.

For advice about clinical management of adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 or suitability for referral:

  • contact the COVID Care in the Community Clinical Coordinator by:

Further advice and escalation support for GPs:

  • NSW COVID Care at Home Support Line, phone 1800 960 933 (press 4 to be fast-tracked to the clinical line)

Further advice and support for patients:

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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.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

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.

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