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Make a free mobile women's health clinic appointment in November

19 October 2018

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Mobile women's health nurse Barbara Milne.

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

  • Pittsworth Hospital – Allied Health Rooms, Beauaraba Living, 1 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4619 8422 for information and bookings.
  • Oakey Hospital, 7 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4691 4888 for information and bookings.
  • Southern Cross Care Allora, 8 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4666 3171 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, 13 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.
  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), 14 November and 28 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3900 for information and bookings.
  • Toogoolawah Clinic, 19 November from 10am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Gatton Community Health Service, 21 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone Gatton Hospital on 5468 4188 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, 22 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, 26 November from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Killarney & District Aged Care Facility, 29 November from 10am to 3pm. Phone 4664 1488 for information and bookings.

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

  • Dalby Hospital, 1 November from 8.15am to 2.30pm, 21 November from 8.15 to 2.30pm, and 27 November from 8.15am to 2.30pm. Phone 4669 0517 for information and bookings.
  • Meandarra @ Bellara, 5 November from 10am to 1pm. Phone 4665 6336 for information and bookings.
  • Millmerran Hospital, 6 November from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4695 3111 for information and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, 7 November from 9.30am to 2pm, and 20 November from 9.30am to 2pm. Phone 4671 6666 for information and bookings.
  • Inglewood Community Health, 8 November from 9am to 1.30pm. Phone 4652 0777 for information and bookings.
  • Tara Hospital, 12 November from 9am to 1pm. Phone 4678 7900 for information and bookings.
  • Wandoan Primary Health, 14 November from 10am to 1pm. Phone 4627 4444 for information and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, 16 November from 9am to 2pm and 19 November from 8.30am to 2pm. Phone 4662 8888 for information and bookings.
  • Jandowae Hospital, 22 November from 9am to 2pm. Phone 4668 4555 for information and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, 28 November from 9.30am to 1pm. Phone 4628 5600.

You can read more about our Mobile Women’s Health team in the latest edition of Darling Downs Health’s Healthier Together magazine: http://joom.ag/v1ia/p12

Last updated: 30 November 2018