Women’s Health & Wellbeing

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Looking after you

Our clinics provide a range of health and wellbeing services and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Having regular health checks can help you stay healthy and screen for early warning signs of things like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Our Family Nurse Practitioner

Our service has a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner Donna who works across our medical clinics.

Donna is a Registered Nurse, Endorsed Midwife and Nurse Practitioner and can help with:

  • women’s health checks (different to 715 health check)
  • contraception including Implanon and Mirena IUD
  • planning for a baby (pre-conception advice)
  • pregnancy education and advice
  • prenatal (pregnancy) and postnatal (after birth) screening and care
  • newborn baby checks
  • breastfeeding advice
  • child health check ups
  • sexual health screening
  • immunisations for bubs, mums and partners.

Donna can also order pathology and radiology tests, prescribe some medications and arrange referrals to specialists.

Read more about Donna

Know the facts

Cervical cancer
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are around three times as likely to develop cervical cancer and almost 4 times as likely to die from cervical cancer than non-Indigenous women.
  • Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Queensland.
  • The most effective proven method of intervention to reduce the incidence of and deaths from invasive cervical cancer is through regular screening (cervical cancer screen test) and treatment.
Breast cancer
  • Most common cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Rates of screening (mammograms) are lower in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women compared to non-Indigenous women.
  • Early detection of breast cancer enables life saving treatment.
  • Breast screening now covers women aged 40-74.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Sexual health remains a significant public health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Untreated, STIs can make a woman more vulnerable to other infections and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
  • Regular check ups are recommended.
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Clinic locations

Browns Plains Medical Clinic

Address: Village Square, 20-24 Commerce Drive
Browns Plains QLD 4118
(The clinic is on the corner of Eastern Road and Webber Drive)
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Logan Medical Clinic

Address: 41 Station Road
Logan Central QLD 4114
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Loganlea Medical Clinic

Address: Unit 4, 653 Kingston Road, Loganlea QLD 4131
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Northgate Medical Clinic

Address: 313 Melton Road
Northgate QLD 4013
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Woolloongabba Medical Clinic

Address: 55 Annerley Road
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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