Drug and Alcohol Services

The Drug & Alcohol Services are a component of the  Drug & Alcohol Directorate of the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The service operates a freecall number 1300 662 263 (during office  hours) for all enquiries and appointments.  Voicemail messages can be left after hours. 

DISTRICT WIDE INTAKE FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL – 1300 662 263

The Drug & Alcohol service provides  information, support and treatment for individuals  (or their families) affected by alcohol and other problematic legal or illegal drug use issues.

The Drug & Alcohol Service treatment options may include, withdrawal management, counselling, opioid treatment program, court diversion programs, specialist medical consultation, hospital consultations, early interventions and community engagement activities, as well as education.

Specific programs include:

  • Drug & Alcohol Counsellors are available at Community Health Centres across the Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Opioid Substitution Programs for the management of opioid dependence
  • Magistrates’ Early Referral into Treatment Program (MERIT), a court diversion program for those with criminal charges and illicit drug issues
  • Outpatient withdrawal management for those assessed as suitably supported to withdraw in the community
  • Consultancy and education to other agencies and health professionals.

Linkages to Non-government Agencies

The Drug & Alcohol Service is proactive in its partnerships with residential treatment and community based non-government organisations (NGOs) as well as Aboriginal medical services (AMS).

These partnerships support Closing The Gap initiatives to facilitate improvements in health outcomes for all consumers within the District.

District Management

District Drug and Alcohol Manager
David Rogers 
David.Rogers@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Phone 1300 662 263

 

Services available at these locations

Bellingen

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour Youth Services and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263

 

Coffs Harbour

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263

Coffs Harbour Health Campus,
Mental and General Well Being Centre,
345 Pacific Highway,
Coffs Harbour South, 2450

The Coffs Harbour Drug and Alcohol Service provides;

  • assessment
  • home & outpatient withdrawal management
  • medical consultation
  • early intervention program
  • outpatient counselling
  • education and information
  • opioid treatments and case management
  • inpatient consultations
  • cannabis clinic
  • drugs in pregnancy services.

Outreach

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Linkages to Non-government Agencies

The service has strong linkages with non government D&A agencies within the locality, to facilitate and advise patients for their suitability to these treatments.

How to contact the Service

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number.

Intake Phone Number

Phone 1300 662 263

Cannabis Clinic

Phone 1300 664 098

Reception

Phone 02 6656 7936

Fax 02 6656 7937

Or contact the Service Manager via email: Linda.Fawcett@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Postal

Drug and Alcohol Services Coffs Harbour

Locked Bag 812, Coffs Harbour 2450.

 

Dorrigo

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour Youth Services and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263.

Kempsey

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263.

The Kempsey Drug  & Alcohol service provides:

  • Assessments
  • Opioid treatments and case management
  • Counselling
  • Community based withdrawal management
  • Court diversion (Merit)
  • Cannabis Clinic
  • Drugs in Pregnancy (DiPs) Service
  • Quit 4 New Life (Q4NL) Service
  • Early intervention, community engagement & education
  • Medical consultations
  • Inpatient consultations.

Partnerships with Non-government Organisations

The Drug & Alcohol Service remains proactive in its partnerships with residential treatment and community based non-government organisations (NGO’s), as well as Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS).  These partnerships support Closing the Gap initiatives to facilitate improvements in health outcomes for all consumers within the District.

How to contact the Service

How to contact the Service to book an appointment or seek advice:

Phone 1300 662 263

Intake Phone Number

1300 662 263

Reception

Phone 02 6562 0502

Fax 02 6562 0230

Service Manager: 

Wendy Munro

Phone 02 6586 6030

Fax 02 6588 2910

Wendy.Munro@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

 

Macksville

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour Youth Services and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263

Nambucca

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour Youth Services and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263

Port Macquarie

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263.

The Port Macquarie Drug  & Alcohol service provides:

  • Assessments
  • Opioid treatments and case management
  • Counselling
  • Community based withdrawal management
  • Court diversion (Merit)
  • Cannabis Clinic
  • Drugs in Pregnancy (DiPs) Service
  • Quit 4 New Life (Q4NL) Service
  • Early intervention, community engagement & education
  • Medical consultations
  • Inpatient consultations.

Outreach

The Drug & Alcohol Service offer limited outreach services to Wauchope and Camden Haven to support those isolated by transport deficiencies.

Partnerships with Non-government Agencies

The Drug & Alcohol Services maintain strong working relationships with all government & non-government organisations in order to promote the best treatment pathway and service provision for individual needs.

How to contact the Service

How to contact the Drug & Alcohol Service to book an appointment or seek advice:

Intake Line 1300 662 263

Reception

Phone 02 6586 6030

Fax 02 6586 6040

Service Manager

Wendy Munro

Phone 02 6586 6030

Fax 02 6588 2910

Wendy.Munro@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

 

Woolgoolga

Specialist Drug and Alcohol workers from Coffs Harbour also travel to Bellingen, Dorrigo, Macksville, Nambucca,Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour Youth Services and to the Aboriginal Medical Services at Coffs Harbour. The outreach programs are provided to clients who may not be have the resources to travel to Coffs Harbour or under the age to hold a drivers licence.

Initial contact with the service for appointments is via the intake phone number 1300 662 263

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca HealthOne

4 Fred Brain Avenue

Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

Hours

Wednesday All Day 8.30-5pm

Phone 1300 662 263