Central Coast Local Health District would like to inform the public of a fake text message being circulated about a ‘free doctor visit’.
Central Coast Local Health District has the following advice for the community:
NSW Health is aware of a text message advising people to contact their local communicable disease control branch directly for a ‘free doctor visit’.
This text message did not originate from NSW Health.
As a result local Public Health Units are now being inundated with unnecessary phone calls by concerned people who have received this text message.
For up to date advice, please go to the NSW Health dedicated web page: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx
Media statement: Central Coast Local Health District spokesperson, March 23, 2020.