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What to expect in a women’s health check
Women’s health checks are an assessment of your overall health including your physical, mental and social wellbeing. During your health check, your Registered Nurse, GP or Aboriginal Health Worker will screen for early warning signs of chronic diseases and yarn with you about a range of health and wellbeing topics that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. They will cover subjects such as:
Mental health and wellbeing
- Social relationships,
- Partner relationship,
- Postnatal- new mums and postnatal depression and anxiety, as well as,
- Home support- housing accommodation, food, family structure.
- Periods- hygiene, contraception, sanitary products and how to access emergency products,
- Puberty- ages 11-13+, as well as,
- STIs- symptoms.
Women’s business (16+)
- Breast screening- women aged 40 to 74.
- Cervical screening test (Pap smear)- women aged between 25 and 74 or once they’re sexually active, as well as,
General health check
- Blood pressure
Your healthcare professional will also be able to answer any specific question or concerns you have and can refer you to allied health services, pathology and/or specialists if needed.
An interpreter service is available for those patients who may require assistance during a health check. Also, if you need an interpreter please speak with our reception staff.