The Women’s Health Clinic will be open and free for all women from next month, offering a wide range of holistic health services to the women of Junee.
Women’s health nurse team leader for the Murrumbidgee Local Health District Veronica Wood said the clinic offers a whole host of services.
“The women's health nurse program goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of all women, especially those women who experience health inequities,” Ms Wood said.
“The service offers cervical screening tests, STI screening, contraceptive advice, breast health awareness, pregnancy testing with counselling and referral, menopause education, pelvic floor education, and group work.”
Ms Wood said women’s health services like this one were now as important as ever after this year’s overhaul of the cervical screening process.
“The old pap smear that used to be every two years is now a cervical screening test that occurs every five years, so come along and talk to the local women’s health nurse to talk about these changes,” she said.
“Having a cervical screening test can save your life, and our women's health nurses provide services for women by women, helping you to make informed choices about your health.”
The women’s health nurse will visit Junee once a month, however, Ms Wood said the MLHD was open to arranging more frequent visits if there was enough demand.
The next clinic will take place on May 23; if you would like to book an appointment with Junee’s women’s health nurse, you can phone 1800 654 324.