News

Nov

13

2017

Multidisciplinary Opioid Events in Nambucca and Kempsey

Medicines containing codeine will become prescription only products from 1 February 2018. One area that is likely to feel the impact of this change is the Kempsey-Nambucca region. This area was ranked 8th highest for opioid prescriptions dispen...

Nov

13

2017

Grants Available for Creative and Active Ageing Projects

Got an idea to make your community more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people? 

Nov

06

2017

Fighting Child Obesity the Go4Fun Way

A program aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children above a healthy weight has just registered its 10,000th participant and won one of the State’s top health awards.

Nov

06

2017

NSW Health Warning on Disease Risk from Bats

With the start of the local bat breeding season, NSW Health is urging people to avoid contact with bats that could carry serious diseases.

Nov

06

2017

$9.1m in Commonwealth Funding for Aboriginal Health Services

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Mr Ken Wyatt AM, has announced that the Commonwealth has invested more than $9.1 m in a range of health services specifically for Aboriginal communities across the North Coast.

Nov

01

2017

Updated Quit Kits

The updated General Quit Kit and Aboriginal Quit Kit include new exciting resources. The Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese Quit Kits will include fully translated and culturally appropriate materials.

Nov

01

2017

8 For a Healthy Weight

New programs and resources are now available to help with prevention and intervention for childhood obesity.

Nov

01

2017

Afternoon Tea to Raise Breast Screening Awareness

A Northern Rivers general practice involved in NCPHN’s Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative held a colourful afternoon during Breast Awareness Month to raise awareness around breast cancer.

Nov

01

2017

North Coast Welcomes Seven International Health Leaders for Ballina Seminar

North Coast Primary Health Network has invited seven international leaders of integrated health care to TRANSFORMERS II – the second Special Event Series. Dr Nick Goodwin (UK), Prof Anne Hendry (Scotland) and Dr Alexander Pimperl (Germany) ar...

Oct

30

2017

Help Decide the Future of Digital Health Information

The Commonwealth Department of Health invites you to have your say on how data in the My Health Record system may be used in future.

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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.

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