Women's Health Service

Welcome to Women's Health Service.

Supporting women in the ACT and Region for over 25 years. A Service for Women By Women.

Women's Health Service values

Acceptance

Courage

Connectedness

Empathy

Safety

Self-determination

Criteria for service

Women's Health Service sees women who have significant difficulty in 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
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Disability
  • Sexual identity issues

To discuss your individual circumstances, please phone 02 6205 1078 and speak to one of our intake workers.

Our services

Our services include:

  • Well Women's Clinic - A comprehensive women's health check that includes a health history, routine screening and cervical screening (PAP Smear) and life style advice.
  • Counselling - Short, medium and long term counselling is offered on a range of issues
  • Education - Women's Health Service provides training to health professional and community agencies on working with women who have been subjected to interpersonal violence.
  • Specialised Medical Services - Nurse Practitioner and Doctor services can provide you with short term comprehensive care and assist you to link in with a general practice in the community.

NOTE: This service does not function as a traditional general practice and does not provide immediate or crisis care. For example, treatment of minor ailments such as coughs or colds or symptoms that might indicate a heart attack such as chest pain or shortness of breath. If you have urgent health concerns you can go to;

  • The Walk-In-Centre at the Canberra Hospital ( 7am-11pm, 7 days a week)
  • Go to Accident and Emergency at Canberra or Calvary Hospitals
  • Dial 000 for an Ambulance
  • Phone HealthDirect on 1800 022 222 (Free 24 hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses)

Locations

Women's Health Service is centrally located in Civic at Level 1, 1 Moore Street.

Outreach counselling and women's health clinics are also provided in:

  • Gungahlin - Child and Family Centre, 51 Ernst Cavanagh Street, Gunghalin.
    Counselling Monday only. Well Women's clinics will start in January 2014.
  • Belconnen - West Belconnen Child and Family Centre, Corner Starke and Luke Streets, Holt.
    Counselling and Well Women's Clinic occur every Thursday.
  • Phillip - Phillip Health Centre, Keltie Street, Phillip (next to Woden Library).
    Well Women's Clinics occur every Tuesday.
    Counselling occurs every Friday.
  • Tuggeranong - Child and Family Centre, Anketell Street, Tuggeranong - Friday Counselling only
  • Tuggeranong - Greenway Waters, Cnr Anketell and Cowlishaw Streets - Well Women's Clinic - every Monday

Contact us

Phone us on (02) 6205 1078.

Women's Health Service Brochure

Monday-Friday, 8.45am-4.45pm - excluding Public Holidays and are closed between the Christmas and New Year period.

Women's Resources

100 Years of Women's Health poster

100 years of women's health

Key contacts

  • Mental Health Crisis Team: 1800 629 354 (24 hrs)
  • Lifeline: 13 1111 (24 hrs)
  • DVCS: (02) 6280 0900 (24 hrs)
  • Rape Crisis: 6247 2525 (7am - 11pm 7 days)
  • Australian Federal Police: 13 1444
  • Emergency: Police, Ambulance and Fire - 000

Women's Health Service is not a crisis service. We do not provide acute or urgent medical care. If you feel you are in crisis please contact Health Direct 1800 022 222, Lifeline or go to your nearest emergency department.