News

Dec

20

2021

COVID-19 update

NSW Health has announced updates to the way low-risk COVID-positive patients will be managed in the community.

Dec

16

2021

Message from the CEO

As we come to the end of another challenging year for our North Coast community, I would like to pay tribute to our healthcare workforce.

Dec

16

2021

Happy holidays

Healthy North Coast's offices will be shut from 5 pm on Friday 17 December 2021, re-opening at 9 am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Dec

16

2021

Disaster and emergency planning for the holidays

A range of up-to-date resources are available to primary health practitioners this holiday season, should a natural disaster occur.

Dec

16

2021

Mental health support for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us, Healthy North Coast has compiled a list of mental health support services you can refer patients to over the festive season.

Dec

15

2021

Telehealth Medicare items made permanent

Healthy North Coast welcomes the Australian Government’s latest announcement that telehealth item numbers will become a permanent feature for primary health care.

Dec

15

2021

HealthPathways team says ‘thanks’

The HealthPathways Team thanks our health workforce for your efforts and dedication and wishes all a happy holiday season.

Dec

15

2021

Changes to accessing Service Australia services

Services Australia is upgrading the technology used across digital health and aged care channels. This update to their services will improve security and functionality for users.

Dec

14

2021

Northern Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Ballina District Hospital

The Northern Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Ballina District Hospital has updated its service model.

Dec

13

2021

Project helps people newly diagnosed with dementia find their way forward

Forward with Dementia is a new evidence-based program that aims to provide support for the 12 months following a dementia diagnosis.

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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.