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.

Find out if you are eligible for the Antenatal Shared Care Program
 

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.
Find out more about the Women's Health Service. 

Liverpool Women’s Health Centre
The Liverpool Women's Health Centre is committed to empowering women and valuing their life experiences. We work with compassion, unity and mutual respect. The Liverpool Women's Health Centre is funded by NSW Health Department via SWSLHD.
Find out more about the Liverpool Women's Health Centre.

 

Cervical Screening Test (replacing Pap tests)
The Cervical Screening Test picks up changes to your cells that can be treated before cervical cancer develops. Regular testing can reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer by up to 96%. Most women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Australia have not had regular tests.  If you’re aged between 25 and 74 years and have ever been sexually active you should have regular Cervical Screening tests (every 5 years), even if you’ve had the HPV vaccine.

Make an appointment with your doctor or nurse today. Find out more about the Cervical Screening 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 (but it is encouraged that you to share your results with your doctor. Take their details with you to your appointment so BreastScreen can send them your results).
Find your nearest BreastScreen service

Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women. Women are almost three times more likely to die of it than breast cancer. Risk factors include being overweight, being physically inactive, smoking and having a family history of heart disease Discuss your concerns with your general practitioner.
Find out more information on women and heart disease.