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

25 June 2018

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

  • Allora, Southern Cross Care, 2 July from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4666 3171 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, 3 July from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), 4 July and 18 July from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3841 for information and bookings.
  • Gatton Community Health Service, 11 July from 9am to 3pm. Please phone Gatton Hospital on 5468 4188 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, 12 July and 19 July from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, 17 July from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.

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

  • Dalby Hospital, 3 July, and 25 July from 8.15am to 2.30pm. Phone 4669 0517 for information and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, 26 July from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4671 6666 for information and bookings.
  • Inglewood Community Health, 6 July from 9am to 1.30pm. Phone 4652 0777 for information and bookings.
  • Millmerran Hospital, 16 July from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4695 3111 for information and bookings.
  • Wandoan Primary Health, 18 July from 10am to 3pm. Phone 4627 4444 for information and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, 19 July from 8am to 1pm Phone 4628 5600 for information and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, 27 July from 9am to 1.30pm and 30 July from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4662 8888 for information and bookings.
Last updated: 29 June 2018