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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 Since December 1, 2017, the Pap test has been replaced by a HPV test.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

June
Mon 29th and Tue 30th

August
Tues 18th and Wed 19th

November
Tues 17th and Wed 18th

  
Bundaberg Cancer Care Centre
Hope St, Bundaberg

June
Thur 18th

July
Thurs 9th and Wed 29th

August
Thurs 20th

September
Thurs 10th

October
Thurs 8th and Wed 28th

November
Thurs 19th

  
Childers Hospital
44 Broadhurst St, Childers

August
Thurs 13th

November
Thurs 5th

  
Gin Gin Hospital
5 King St, Gin Gin

June
Tue 16th

July
Tues 14th and Wed 15th

August
Tues 11th and Wed 12th

September
Tues 15th and Wed 16th

October
Tues 13th and Wed 14th

November
Wed 4th

December
Thurs 3rd

  
Hervey Bay Cancer Care Centre
Medical Pl, Urraween

June
Mon 8th and Tue 9th

July
Mon 6th and Tues 7th

August
Tues 4th and Wed 5th

September
Mon 7th and Tues 8th

October
Tues 6th and Wed 7th

November
Mon 2nd and Tues 3rd

December
Tues 1st and Wed 2nd

  
Mt Perry Health Centre
150 Heussman St, Mt Perry

July
Tues 21st

September
Tues 22nd

November
Tues 24th

  

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: 3 June 2020