Local Health Services
Women’s Health Week is the week-long event in Australia focusing on the health and wellbeing of women and girls run between Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September 2021.
The below contains resources on a variety of topics that relate to womens health.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women. It is important women between 50-74 years have routine breast screening mammograms every two years.
- Breast Screen: Home (BreastScreen NSW)
- Breast Examination: signs-and-symptoms-infographic.pdf (nsw.gov.au)
The Cervical Screening Test is a preventative screening program that observes for cervical cancer. You are eligible for cervical screening if you are 25 to 74 years old, have a cervix and have ever been sexually active.
- National Cervical Screening Program – the Pap test has changed: more accurate, less often (health.gov.au)
- About cervical screening | Cancer Institute NSW
For all family planning matters, whether that is about starting a family or utilising contraception, it is best to speak with your GP or a health professional, to determine the best options for yourself.
- Family Planning: Planning for pregnancy | Pregnancy Birth and Baby (pregnancybirthbaby.org.au)
- Contraception: Body Talk – body, relationship and sexual health info for young people
Familial Advice/Mental Health
Seeking help can seem daunting. There are a range of resources, services and information that assist in identifying what help you may need. This is for all women, of all ages and can be digital, in-person and more.
- Parental advice: MumSpace – Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Support
- Headspace: headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Resource: Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) – Transcultural Mental Health Centre (nsw.gov.au)
Menopause is the stage that marks the natural end of reproduction of a woman’s life. Endometriosis is a serious condition affecting 1 in 9 women in Australia, causing issues for reproduction health and overall livelihoods.
Concord Repatriation Hospital
Address: Hospital Road, Concord
Phone: (02) 9767 6090
Services include: Ambulatory Care Clinics, Bone and Joint Services, Cancer Services, Colorectal Services, Critical Care Services including Intensive and Coronary Care Emergency Department and Burns and Service, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine, Haematology Services including transfusion and Haematology Day Stay Unit, Laboratory Services, Laparoscopic Surgery, Preadmission Clinic and Day Surgery, Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Studies, X-ray and Nuclear Medicine Departments.
Address: Canterbury Road, Campsie
Phone: 9787 0000
Services: General Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care are among the services provided.
Sydney Dental Hospital
Address: 2 Chalmers Street Surry Hills
Phone: 9293 3200
Services: Oral healthcare is provided to CSAHS residents & people in NSW who hold current pensioner & healthcare concession cards. In addition to full range of on-site care , a network of child & adult clinics, mobile units, screening programs & education services.
Homebush Early Childhood Health Centre is located at A2 Fraser Street Homebush in the Strathfield Children’s Centre.
Child and Family Health Nurses work in the Early Childhood Health Centre and offer health, development and welbeing check for your child as well as support, education and information on all aspects of parenting. Information and support is provided regarding:
- Infant feeding and nutrition
- Sleep and crying patterns
- Adjusting to parenting
- Children’s growth and development
- Infant and child behaviour
- Playing with babies and toddlers to stimulate and promote development
- Parental wellbeing
Child and Family Health Nursing is part of Healthy Families Healthy Children, a program of services and resources developed by Sydney Local Health District to support the best development of children and enable families to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
To contact the Homebush Early Childhood Health Centre,
please call CHIL from 8:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday on 9562 5400.
The BreastScreen Australia Program provides free mammograms for women aged 50 – 69 years. This government funded service aims to detect breast cancer in its early stages, when treatment can be most effective.
For further questions about breast cancer and the screening process, please refer to the Breast Screen Australia website.
Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. They are experts on contraception, pregnancy options, STIs, sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health.
The local clinic is located at 328-336 Liverpool Road Ashfield (02 8752 4316) and people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, with interpreter services available on request. Further information on the Ashfield clinic, including opening times, can be found on their website.