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Mobile Women's Health Service

Mobile Women's Health Service

The Mobile Women's Health Service is made up of specially trained registered nurses who provide a free and confidential service for women across Queensland, including Wide Bay. The service aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women in rural and remote areas of Queensland.

We support all women, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and those from multicultural backgrounds.

  

Services we provide

The Mobile Women’s Health Service provides a range of clinical health services, support, health promotion and education on a range of topics for women including:

  • Alcohol and other drugs concerns
  • Bladder concerns
  • Breast care
  • Cervical screening
  • Contraception and family planning
  • Healthy bones / osteoporosis
  • Healthy lifestyles, including nutrition, weight and stress management
  • Menopause and hormone replacement information
  • Puberty / menstrual issues
  • Relationship concerns, including domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Sexual health screening (limited)
  • Sexuality concerns
  • Smoking
  • Any other issues you’d like to discuss.
  

National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program has now changed. Since December 1, 2017, the Pap test has been replaced by a HPV test.

These changes are a result of new evidence, better technology and will help improve early detection of cervical cancer and save lives.

The new National Cervical Screening Program:

  • invites women to participate in the National Cancer Screening Register
  • replaces the Pap test with the more accurate Cervical Screening Test
  • invites women aged 25 to 74 years to undertake the test
  • increases the time between tests from two years to five years

The new Cervical Screening Test:

  • is now available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • is expected to prevent an additional 140 cervical cancers each year
  • will complement Australia’s HPV vaccination program for boys and girls.

More information on the screening program is available here.

For more information on the National Cancer Screening Register – which provides a single electronic record for Australians participating in cervical and bowel screening – go to the NCSR website.

  
  

Upcoming clinic dates

The Mobile Women’s Health Service will be visiting the following areas for clinics on the following dates.

Agnes Water - Impact Community Health Service
2 Rafting Ground Rd, Agnes Water

January 2022
Monday, 17
Tuesday, 18

February 2022
Monday, 28

March 2022
Tuesday, 1

  
Bundaberg Cancer Care Centre
Hope St, Bundaberg

January 2022
Tuesday, 11

February 2022
Wednesday, 2

March 2022
Thursday, 10

  
Childers Hospital
44 Broadhurst St, Childers

January 2022
Thursday, 20

March 2022
Thursday, 17

  
Gin Gin Hospital
5 King St, Gin Gin

January 2022
Wednesday, 12

February 2022
Tuesday, 1

March 2022
Tuesday, 15

  
Hervey Bay Cancer Care Centre
Medical Pl, Urraween

January 2022
Monday, 24
Tuesday, 25

February 2022
Tuesday, 15
Wednesday, 16

March 2022
Wednesday, 23
Thursday, 24

  
  

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment with our Mobile Women’s Health Service nurses, please call us on:
1300 090 760

  

Make an appointment

1300 090 760

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Last updated: 10 December 2021