Services provided

  • Counselling: provides individual counselling for women on a range of issues, and may also provide information, advocacy and support, including referral to other appropriate support services and agencies.
  • Women’s Health clinics: the registered nurses focus on health promotion and lifestyle advice, cervical screening, and sexual and reproductive health, advice, and referral.
  • Specialised medical services: a senior nurse, known as a nurse practitioner, and the doctor, work together to address your health issues.

Note: this service is only available to women with certain circumstances and needs who fit the criteria outlined below. It also does not provide immediate or crisis care.

Who can use this service?

The Women’s Health Service is available to women who have significant difficulty accessing health services due to the impact of:

  • Violence, abuse or neglect
  • Identifying as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
  • Language or cultural barriers
  • Homelessness or risk of homelessness, for example, staying in a refuge or couch surfing
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Disability
  • Sexual identity
  • Financial hardship, for example, being subjected to economic abuse or limited access to health services due to financial reasons.

Cost

This service is free to Medicare and Asylum Seeker card holders.

Make an appointment

Call (02) 6205 1078, or drop in to Level 1, 1 Moore Street, Canberra City Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4.45pm to discuss your individual circumstances and service options.

What to bring to your appointment

If you have a Medicare card, please bring it to your appointment.