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Make a free Mobile Women’s Health Clinic appointment in May

20 April 2018


Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women’s health nurses Kathryn Anning and Barbara Milne will visit a variety of locations in May to conduct free clinics.

Mobile Women’s Health clinics offer a range of services including cervical screening tests, breast awareness, sexual health testing, and advice for issues such as continence, menopause, contraception and general wellbeing. The service is free, confidential and available to all women.

Ms Anning said it is important for women to prioritise their health and make time for regular check-ups and tests such as the new cervical screening test.

“Regular cervical screening tests are the best protection against cervical cancer,” she said.

“This test replaced the Pap smear test from 1 December 2017, and is a simple procedure to check the health of the cervix, is more accurate and needs to be done less often.

“The test looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus, known as HPV.

“A woman’s first cervical screening test is due two years after her last Pap test and after that, if results are normal, women only need to have the test every five years.

“From 1 December 2017 all women over the age of 25 should start having cervical screening tests and will receive a letter inviting them onto the national cervical screening program.”

Upcoming clinics will be held by Ms Anning at the following locations:

  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), Wednesday 9 May and Wednesday 23 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3841 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, Thursday 24 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, Tuesday 15 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.
  • Gatton Community Health Service, Wednesday 30 May from 9am to 3pm. Please phone Gatton Hospital on 5468 4188 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, Monday 21 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Oakey Hospital, Tuesday 29 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone Oakey Health Service on 4691 4888 for information and bookings.
  • Pittsworth Hospital (Allied Health Rooms, Beauaraba Living), Thursday 10 May from 9am to 3pm. Phone Beauaraba Living on 4619 8422 for information and bookings.
  • Allora (Southern Cross Care, 29 Darling Street) Wednesday 16 May from 9am to 3pm.Phone 4666 3171 for information and bookings.

Upcoming clinics will be held by Ms Milne at the following locations:

  • Dalby Hospital, Tuesday 8 May, and Wednesday 30 May from 8.15am to 2.30pm. Phone 4669 0517 for information and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, Wednesday 9 May, and Tuesday 22 May from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4671 6666 for information and bookings.
  • Inglewood Community Health, Thursday 31 May from 9am to 1.30pm. Phone 4652 0777 for information and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, Friday 4 May from 9.30am to 1pm. Phone 4628 5600 for information and bookings.
  • Tara Hospital, Monday 28 May from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4678 7900 for information and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, Friday 11 May from 9am to 2pm and Monday 14 May from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4662 8888 for information and bookings.
  • Milmerran Hospital, Monday 21 May from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4695 3111 for information and bookings.
  • Texas Health Service, Thursday 24 May from 9.30am to 1pm. Phone 4653 3203 for information and bookings.
Last updated: 20 April 2018