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

25 July 2018

Kathryn Anning
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women’s health nurse Kathryn Anning.

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

  • Oakey Hospital, 7 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone Oakey Health Service on 4691 4888 for information and bookings.
  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), 8 August and 22 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3841 for information and bookings.
  • Pittsworth Hospital (allied Health Rooms Beauraba Living), 9 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone Beauraba Living on 4619 8422 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, 14 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, 16 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, 20 August from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Killarney & District Aged Care Facility, 23 August, 10am to 3pm. Phone 4664 1488 for information and bookings.
  • Gatton Community Health Service, 29 August from 9am to 3pm. Please phone Gatton Hospital on 5468 4188 for information and bookings.

Upcoming clinics will be held by mobile women's health nurse Barbara Milne at the following locations:

  • Texas Health Service, 6 August from 9.30am to 1pm. Phone 4653 3203 for information and bookings.
  • Dalby Hospital, 7 August from 8.15am to 11.30am, and 16 August from 8.15am to 2.30pm. Phone 4669 0517 for information and bookings.
  • Jandowae Hospital, 9 August from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4668 4555 for information and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, 14 August from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4671 6666 for information and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, 17 August from 9am to 2pm and 20 August from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4662 8888 for information and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, 22 August from 9.30am to 1pm Phone 4628 5600 for information and bookings.
  • Millmerran Hospital, 27 August from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4695 3111 for information and bookings.
  • Tara Hospital, 28 August from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4678 7900 for information and bookings.
  • Wandoan Primary Health, 29 August from 10am to 1pm. Phone 4627 4444 for information and bookings.
Last updated: 3 August 2018