In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

The Northern NSW Local Health District has a range of services aimed at helping you make positive changes to your alcohol and drug use. These include:

  • individual counselling support to reduce or stop your drug/alcohol use,
  • hospital consultation and liaison for those at risk of alcohol or drug withdrawal (available at Tweed, Ballina, Lismore, and Grafton hospitals),
  • the Riverlands Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at Lismore Base Hospital - medicated withdrawal from drugs or alcohol
  • the Opioid Treatment Program Methadone, Buprenorphine (including depot) and Suboxone replacement for people who have an opioid dependence
  • the MERIT Program (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment) case management program for people with local court charges and drug use.
  • Drugs In Pregnancy: (DIPs) Women who are pregnant and using drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Community Engagement Team: (CET) Community based support service for people who are struggling to engage with accessing drug and alcohol services.
  • Take Home Naloxone (free) - available at most locations.

To book an appointment for counselling in Lismore, call (02) 6620 7600.

For more information, visit our Alcohol and Other Drugs page.

More information is also available on Mental Health Services page.