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