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Make a free Mobile Women's Health Clinic appointment in September

17 August 2018

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Mobile women's health nurse Barbara Milne.

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women’s health nurses Barbara Milne and Kathryn Anning will visit a variety of locations in September 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 Milne 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, 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 Barbara Milne at the following locations:

  • Meandarra @ Bellara, 3 September from 10am to 1pm. Phone 4665 6336 for information and bookings.
  • Dalby Hospital, 4 September from 8.15am to 2.30pm, 12 September from 8.15am to 2.30pm, and 28 September from 8.15 to 2.30pm. Phone 4669 0517 for information and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, 5 September from 9.30am to 2pm, and 18 September from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4671 6666 for information and bookings.
  • Tara Hospital, 10 September from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4678 7900 for information and bookings.
  • Jandowae Hospital, 13 September from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4668 4555 for information and bookings.
  • Millmerran Hospital, 17 September from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4695 3111 for information and bookings.
  • Inglewood Community Health, 20 September from 9am to 1.30pm. Phone 4652 0777 for information and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, 21 September from 9am to 2pm, and 24 September from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4662 8888 for information and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, 26 September from 9.30am to 1pm. Phone 4628 5600 for information and bookings.

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

  • Toowoolawah Clinic – Our House, 3 September from 10am to 3pm. Phone Esk Hospital on 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), 5 September and 19 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3841 for information and bookings.
  • Crows Nest Community Health Room, 10 September and 17 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4616 6809 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, 11 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, 13 September and 27 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Pittsworth Hospital (allied Health Rooms Beauraba Living), 20 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone Beauraba Living on 4619 8422 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, 24 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Oakey Hospital, 25 September from 9am to 3pm. Phone Oakey Health Service on 4691 4888 for information and bookings.
Last updated: 28 September 2018