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Medical centre extensions taking shape

The new extension to the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre (CPHCC) is starting to take shape with the building’s frame now up. CPHCC’s practice manager Bernie Martin told The Cobar Weekly that work is progressing well on the extension to the medical centre and is on schedule. “We did a […]


Chemists ready to help as codeine changes come into force

From tomorrow Cobar residents, like all other Australian residents, will no longer be able to buy medication containing codeine from chemists without a prescription. The Australian Government has made changes to the law regarding the sale of medicines containing codeine. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) unanimously agreed to the changes […]

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Medical centre welcomes new mental health program

Cobar Primary Health Care Centre (CPHCC) has welcomed a mental health “checkup” service that aims to screen patients for anxiety and depression. Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has partnered with Black Dog Institute to roll out the new service. The Black Dog StepCare in General Practice program is […]

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Grant brings medical centre extensions a step closer

The Cobar Primary Health Care Centre’s proposed extensions will be going ahead following an announcement last week that the centre’s application for Federal Government funding had been approved. The $200,000 grant for extensions will create more space in the centre to entice more doctors, nurses and other health professionals to […]

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NSWODGP petitions council for medical centre extensions

The NSW Outback Division of General Practice (NSWODGP), which operates the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre (CPHCC) in Harcourt Street, has petitioned Cobar Shire Council for a $300,000 extension to the centre. NSWODGP Interim CEO, Peter Spence made a presentation to Cobar Shire councillors at an extraordinary meeting of council […]