Dec

24

2021

What happens if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19?

NSW Health has announced changes to the way COVID-19 cases are being managed in the community.

If you are under 50 years of age, have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and do not have any chronic medical conditions, you can safely manage COVID-19 at home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, NSW Health will contact you by text message or phone call. They will provide instructions on how to self-manage at home.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must:

  • self-isolate at home until medically cleared, even if you are fully vaccinated
  • not leave your home except for urgent medical care or in an emergency
  • tell the following people that you have tested positive for COVID-19:
    • people staying at your house
    • friends and other people you have met socially where you spent 15 minutes or more in an indoor environment without a mask from 2 days before you got sick until now (if you had no symptoms, from 2 days before your test until now)
    • your manager at work
    • the head of the education facility you attend or relevant staff member.

You don’t have to tell your contacts if you are too unwell, or you feel it isn’t safe to do so. If you need assistance, phone the NSW Health Isolation Support Line on 1800 943 553.

To view advice for people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, visit NSW Health.

Download a guide on managing COVID-19 at home. (PDF, 1.14MB)

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms include:

  • fever
  • chills or night sweats
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing
  • headache
  • muscle and joint pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • runny nose
  • blocked nose.

If you are having severe headaches or dizziness, difficulty breathing or have pain in your chest, call Triple Zero (000) straight away and tell the ambulance staff that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

How to protect yourself and others  

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Always check in and out, wherever you can.
  • Wear a face mask when required.
  • Get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms – even if you have been double vaccinated.
  • Self-isolate until you get a negative test result.
  • Practise good hygiene. Wash your hands often and well.
  • Gather outdoors or in large well-ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Physically distance where you can.

Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic

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Contact our Education Team

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Nigel Cronin
Senior Manager, Education
[email protected]
0437 169 786
02 6627 3390
Based on Bundjalung Country in Lismore

Bronwyn Thirkell
Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation and Education and Events Coordinator NNSW
[email protected]
0437 027 751
02 6618 5445
Based on Bundjalung Country in Ballina

Krissi Devlin
Education and Events Coordinator MNC
[email protected]
0447 407 473
02 6659 1808
Working days: Monday Thursday.
Based on Gumbaynggirr Country in Coffs Harbour

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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