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Feb

25

2021

Looking for the Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Resources?

As the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine program continues to develop, new information and resources are being released every week. We've compiled the latest info here, all in one place.

Feb

25

2021

Garden Village Centenarian Supports Residents’ Vaccination

Healthy North Coast was pleased this week to support Port Macquarie’s Garden Village, which hosted a pre-COVID-19 vaccination event.

Feb

25

2021

COVID-19 Vaccination HealthPathways Update

The new COVID-19 Vaccination Information HealthPathway is now live.

Feb

25

2021

MBS Item Numbers for COVID-19 Vaccinations in General Practice

A fact sheet detailing 16 new MBS COVID-19 vaccine items is now available. 

Feb

25

2021

Abstracts Wanted for the 2021 Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Conference

Abstracts are invited for the virtual 2021 Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Conference.

Feb

24

2021

Tweed Banora Medical Centre Don’t Miss a Beat When It Comes to Heart Health

Staff and clinicians at Tweed Banora Medical Centre had a lot of fun with their Healthy Heart Awareness campaign during the month of February.

Feb

24

2021

Improve FOBT Screening in Your Practice

Primary Care Impact has a new quality improvement activity to help improve FOBT screening of people aged 50-74.

Feb

23

2021

Respiratory & Sleep Physician in Port Macquarie

Dr Andrew Burgess is now accepting referrals at Highfields Thoracic and Sleep Specialists.

Feb

22

2021

Northern NSW Local Health District’s Oral Health Services

Free dental treatment is available for eligible patients in Northern NSW.

Feb

19

2021

Health Services May Have Been Impacted by Facebook Block

Community and health organisations are getting caught up in the social media giant's unprecedented ban on Australian news outlets — have you been affected?

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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.

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.

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