North Coast Public Health

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North Coast Public Health incorporates HIV and Related Program (HARP) Services and the North Coast Public Health Unit (NCPHU). 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.

North Coast Public Health services are managed and funded via the 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.

The core functions of the Public Health Unit are:


HARP is responsible for HIV/AIDS, sexual health and hepatitis C programs and services that include:
  • health promotion, education and information
  • screening and testing,
  • treatment
  • health management, referral and counseling
Public Health Unit Contact Details:

NSW Public Health Unit Telephone Access Line – 1300 066 055 during business hours (8.30am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri)

Public Health Unit – Port Macquarie Office
PO Box 126 (Morton Street)
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6588 2750 (02) 6588 2837

Public Health Unit – Lismore Office

PO Box 498 (31 Uralba Street)
Lismore NSW 2480
(02) 6620 7500 (02) 6620 2552


After Hours Contact Details:

Communicable Diseases
0439 882 752
Environmental Health
0428 882 805