Women’s Health Service

We’ve made some changes to the way we deliver Women, Youth and Children health services to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You can find out more about what's changed on the Temporary changes page.

The Women’s Health Service offers free services for women by women, including: nursing, medical, nutrition and counselling services to vulnerable women in the ACT and region.

If you would like to speak about your individual situation, please phone 02 5124 1787.

Women's Health Service values

A cceptance

C ourage

C onnectedness

E mpathy

S afety

S elf-determination

Criteria for service

We help women who find it difficult to access health services due to:

  • 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 5124 1787 and speak to one of our intake workers.

An intake worker will be available to take your call:

  • Monday           1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday     1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Thursday         1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Friday              1:00pm – 3:00pm
Well Women’s Clinic and Specialised Medical Services

Receive a full health check, including health history, basic physical examination, routine screening, cervical screening and lifestyle advice.

You can also speak to a nurse practitioner or doctor for short term care, while receiving help to find your own GP.


Speak to a dietitian about nutrition related issues, including general nutrition, food allergies or intolerances, gut issues and developing a healthier relationship with food. This service is available every second Thursday.

Counselling and Health Promotion

Short, medium and long-term counselling on a range of issues is available.

We also promote women’s health issues to community agencies and give training to health professionals and community agencies on working with women affected by domestic violence.

Page last updated on: 15 May 2020