Media Release: North Coast Health Connect completes its rollout across Northern NSW


Amplar Health is part of the Medibank group. This media release was originally posted on the Medibank website. This is an excerpt only and the full release can be viewed here.

Northern NSW residents are set to benefit from a free new service that aims to improve access to local healthcare.

North Coast Health Connect has now launched to 29 postcodes across Northern NSW, offering a free 1800 phone number or live web chat for residents to speak with a registered nurse any time of the day or night, including public holidays.

Funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program and delivered by Amplar Health, the service ensures urgent health concerns can be assessed quickly and confidentially by a trusted health professional. If needed, residents can be connected with a local general practice, community pharmacist or a virtual care appointment.

Healthy North Coast’s Chief Executive Monika Wheeler said the service opens a new front door to local health care, including urgent care, for those unsure about the next step, helping to ease pressure on hospital resources.

‘Having launched to Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Coffs Harbour residents over the past five months, the service has already supported thousands of locals to receive health advice quickly wherever they are and in a way that suits them,’ said Ms Wheeler.

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North Coast Health Connect is funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN Program and delivered by Amplar Health (a business of Medibank Health Solutions Pty Ltd ABN 99 078 934 791), supported by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. The service will be evaluated by The George Institute.