Public Health

Advice – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NSW Health is currently responding to an outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first reported in China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some cause illness in humans, and others cause illness in animals, such as bats, camels and civets. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

For further information about this new disease please refer to Find the Facts (Frequently Asked Questions) about COVID-19.

If you are unwell, please telephone your GP, Emergency Department or the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 or the National COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 click here,  or please see the NSW Ministry of Health website.


The North Coast Public Health (NCPHU) incorporates services from HIV and Related Program (HARP), Research and Public Health Unit. These services are primarily responsible for, and engage in, the delivery of public health services in accordance with relevant legislation and in response to emerging public health issues.

The NCPHU services are managed and funded via Mid North Coast Local Health District and are delivered across both the Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts from Johns River to Tweed Heads.

For information about population and health data for people living on the North Coast, please see The People and their Health page.

The core functions of the North Coast Public Health Unit are:

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Contact Details

NSW Public Health Unit Access Line: 1300 066 055 Business hours

After hours all call officer details:

Infectious Diseases – phone 0439 882 752

Environmental Health – phone 0428 882 805

Services available at these locations

Port Macquarie

North Coast Public Health Unit – Port Macquarie Office
PO Box 126 (Morton Street)
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone 02 6589 2120 
F 02 6589 2390

Public Health Access Line: 1300 066 055 during business hours (you will be referred to your local public health unit)

After Hours
Infectious Diseases 0439 882 752
Environmental Health 0428 882 805

Lismore

North Coast Public Health Unit – Lismore Office
PO Box 498 (31 Uralba Street)
Lismore NSW 2480

Phone 02 6620 7585
Fax 02 6620 2552

Public Health Access Line: 1300 066 055 during business hours (you will be referred to your local public health unit)

After Hours
Infectious Diseases 0439 882 752
Environmental Health 0428 882 805