Women's Health

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) aims to work collaboratively with general practice and the other stakeholders to support women’s health through promotion of physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of women and enabling women to take more control over their own health care.

SWSPHN work with the local antenatal clinics to implement the Antenatal Shared Care Program, which allows women the convenience of having their pregnancy managed in the community. For information about the Diabetes Contraception and Pre-pregnancy Program (DCAPP), click here

Other local services:

South Western Sydney LHD Women’s Health Service: The role of the Women's Health service is the provision of Well Women's Clinics targeting women who experience social disadvantage or who do not access mainstream health services. The services available include Pap test screening, pelvic examinations, breast examinations, counselling and education/information programs for women about contraception, menopause, sexually transmitted infections, post-natal checks and other women's health related matters. Click here for more information.

Immigrant Women’s Health Service: The Immigrant Women's Health Service is committed to empowering women and valuing their life experiences. We work with compassion, unity and mutual respect. The Immigrant Women's Health Service is funded by NSW Health Department via SWSLHD. Click here for more information.

Cervical Screening: The new Cervical Screening Test replaces the Pap test.  Screening is recommended every five years for people aged 25 to 74 years. Click here for more information about the test.

Breast screening: One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Nine out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of breast cancer. Breast screening can find cancers before they can be felt or noticed - you have a better chance of survival when breast cancer is found early. Breast screen NSW targets women aged 50 to 74 to have a screening mammogram every two years.  
No doctor’s referral is needed for BreastScreen NSW however, patients are encouraged to share results with their doctor.  SWS screening locations: BreastScreen NSW Screening Locations.  For more information about screening, click here