Welcome to Central Coast's Innovative Integrative Medical Centre

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Darkinyung of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

Who we are

Next Practice Erina was opened in March 2019 when dear friends Dr Nicole Avard and Jarrah Eddy came together with Next Practice to open this beautiful clinic space.

Nicole and Jarrah dared to imagine how to do things better, to reimagine a clinic space, embrace technology, prioritise a well supported patient journey, support families as a unit and build a model of care that allowed for this. So the collaboration with Next Practice was an obvious pairing as they also shared this vision and so much more.

With the mission to have a beautiful calm space, a welcoming team of Patient Advocates, cutting edge technology, and a Care team of passionate and skilled practitioners, Next Practice Erina has been buzzing ever since.

Our mission

At Next Practice Erina, our mission is to provide patient centered, kind and comprehensive care.

About our Team Based Care

At Next Practice Erina, we offer a new and innovative Team Based model of care. This guarantees you have access to ongoing care with Dr Nicole Avard at prices you can afford.

A New Kind of reimagined space and experience

Imagine walking into a welcoming, modern Living Room instead of a waiting room where you feel like a number. Imagine being greeted by a Patient Advocate instead of a receptionist. Imagine short wait times, zen-like designs, relaxing music, refreshments, iPad check-ins and more. Imagine A New Kind of healthcare.

(This was the pre-covid experience and we are so looking forward to a time when the cups of tea flow again).

A New Kind of powerful technology

Your journey starts at the click of a button with convenient booking online or via our Next Practice Patient App. Put your healthcare back into your hands - book and manage appointments, review prescriptions, set reminders for medication, track your health progress, view educational articles from your team and more... Our mission is to continually innovate to make your healthcare journey simpler and more convenient.

Causes we support:

Health on The Streets (HoTS) is a project our team is really passionate about. HoTS is a mobile health clinic that takes healthcare to rough sleepers and people experiencing homelessness around the Central Coast. To learn more about this project visit their website here.

We believe in wellbeing and prevention, not just helping you when you get sick.

We are Covid safe with Telehealth consultations available

Book online or via the Next Practice Patient App

We aim to keep wait times as short as possible

You can fill in your details at home before your appointment for faster check-in

Our Care Team shares relevant articles direct to your phone

Giving back with NextAid

We are a humanitarian organisation at our core and we believe no person should die from a preventable disease.

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What is NextAid

At Next Practice, we want to provide a bridge to those that are less fortunate than us in any way we can. That's why for every consultation at a Next Practice medical centre, we donate a vaccination to someone in need in the developing world. We call it our NextAid initiative.

Total vaccinations donated

Click to learn more about how many vaccinations we've donated as a network - https://nextpracticehealth.com...

How it works

Proceeds from each patient consultation within the Next Practice network is donated through UNICEF Australia to sponsor a vaccination against Maternal Tetanus. At the moment, our goal is to focus solely on Maternal Tetanus (MNT) vaccinations to eliminate the disease in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Why Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE)?

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) represents a very high proportion of the total Tetanus disease. MNT is a swift and painful killer disease and extremely fatal in newborns- killing 30,848 newborns in 2017 alone.

MNT has been among the most common life-threatening consequences of unclean deliveries and umbilical cord care practices and are indicators of inequity in access to immunization and other maternal, newborn, and child health services.

Once the disease is contracted, the fatality rate can be as high as 100% without hospital care and between 10% to 60% with hospital care. The true extent of the Tetanus death toll is not known as many newborns and mothers die at home and neither the birth nor the death is reported.

This happens despite the fact that MNT deaths can be easily prevented by hygienic delivery and cord care practices, and/or by immunizing children and women with Tetanus Toxoid Containing Vaccines (TTCV), that are inexpensive and very effective, through the life course.

While progress continues to be made, 13 countries have still not reached the MNTE status, including Papa New Guinea. Activities to achieve the goal are on-going in these countries and the World Health Organisation is hopeful that many are likely to achieve MNTE in the near future.

Look out for further information on donations on our News and Articles page or in the clinic.

You can find out more information on MNTE from UNICEF here.