Liverpool Women’s Health Centre Services
Liverpool Women’s Health Centre offers a broad range of primary and preventative health care services and programs, which aim to improve the health and well-being of women, primarily residing in the Liverpool Local Government Area.
Our services and programs are offered free or at low cost and are provided by professional, qualified and experienced practitioners. Our Centre is wheelchair accessible and located within the Liverpool Central Business District, easily accessible by public transport.
Should it be necessary, we can book a free interpreter through the Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS) and child minding can be arranged with prior notice.
Services we provide include:
- Medical and nursing services
- Massage therapy
- Counselling and therapeutic groups
- Aboriginal and CALD specialist services
- Health education – events, programs, groups and activities
- Legal advice clinics
- Bonnie Outreach Service for women experiencing domestic violence
- Specialist counselling for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood
Clinics & Services
Women’s Health Clinics –Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon & Thursday morning
Young Women’s Clinic – Wednesday afternoon
Naturopathy – Tuesday & Friday
Acupuncture – Friday
Massage Therapy – Monday
Counselling – Monday to Friday (by appointment only)
Therapeutic Groups (see Events)
Health Education events, programs, groups and activities (see Events)
Legal Advice Clinic –Thursday (fortnightly)
Bonnie Outreach Service – Monday, Thursday & Friday
Specialist Counselling (for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood) – Monday
Medical and nursing services
Our medical and nursing services focus on women’s health issues. Consultations are by appointment and are with a doctor or nurse practitioner. Consultations are bulk billed through Medicare. Appointments are twenty minutes to half an hour in length to allow adequate time for questions, information giving and for you to talk about your concerns. All women and girls (aged 14 years and over) are welcome to make an appointment. Due to the high demand for our medical and nursing services, there may be times when you will need to wait in excess of two weeks for an appointment.
Please note that Liverpool Women’s Health Centre does not operate as a general practice. Appointments for our medical and nursing services can only be made for women’s health related matters.
Women’s health related matters include:
- Cervical screening
- Breast health and checks
- Pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal
- Unplanned pregnancy and referral options
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
- Menstruation and menopause
- Urinary incontinence
- Depression and Anxiety
- Nutrition, disordered eating and weight management
- Domestic violence and sexual assault
- Heart health, diabetes prevention and osteoporosis/arthritis education
Feeling low in energy, finding it difficult to lose weight, have difficulty sleeping, feel anxious or depressed, have menopausal hot flashes, have chronic care conditions such as diabetes high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, bowel or digestive issues, allergies/ intolerances then naturopathy may be able to help you with your health concerns.
Naturopathy is an evidence-based system of health care supported by research to provide improvements in symptoms and well-being. You will receive a treatment plan, dietary and lifestyle advice which includes general healthy eating for all life stages.
Our naturopathy appointments are available to women on low incomes ($30,000 or less per year) who reside within the Liverpool Local Government Area. Consultations cost $10 per visit. An initial consultation is generally one hour in length with subsequent consultations between thirty to forty five minutes. The cost of prescription products will generally range from between $20 to $70.
Acupuncture is an increasingly popular treatment for a wide range of health issues. It is gentle and relaxing. Many women enjoy acupuncture to relieve stress, improve sleep and quality of life. It can assist with the management of many chronic conditions and is drug-free. Our acupuncturist is registered and accredited and uses needles which are sterile, single use and registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Liverpool Women’s Health Centre offers subsidised acupuncture treatment to eligible women and asks a $10 contribution. Appointments with our acupuncturist are available to women on low incomes ($30,000 or less per year) who reside within the Liverpool Local Government Area.
Massage therapy is a gentle therapy that decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. The physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy can help in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Massage therapy is particularly effective for relaxation and stress management and can be useful in relieving pain and restricted movement.
Liverpool Women’s Health Centre offers massage therapy to women on low incomes ($30,000 or less per year) who reside in the Liverpool Local Government Area. Consultations cost $10 per visit and are generally forty five minutes to one hour in length.
Counselling & therapeutic groups
Our qualified counsellors offer generalist counselling on a wide range of issues which may be related, but not limited, to:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Grief and Loss
- Family and Relationship issues
- Stress Management and a variety of Evidence Based Self Care Strategies
- Trauma Informed Counselling
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- Social Isolation
- Adjustment to change of life circumstances including mental health and physical ill health
Counselling is provided free of charge and no referral is necessary.
Our Counsellors also conduct a range of therapeutic programs, groups and workshops throughout the year. Check here for more information on our current programs and events.
Specialist counselling for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood is also available.
Health education – events, programs, groups and activities
We develop, implement and promote a wide range of events, programs, groups and activities throughout the year which occur both at our Centre and at various other venues and locations.
Check here (link) for more information on our current programs and events.
Aboriginal & CALD specialist services
Liverpool Women’s Health Centre employs an Aboriginal Health Promotion, Education and Access Worker. This is an identified position that works with the local community to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women and their families.
We also employ a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Health Promotion, Education and Access worker. This worker, from a non-English speaking background, works to improve access by CALD women to services that enhance their health and wellbeing.
Our Aboriginal and CALD Health Promotion, Education and Access workers conduct and promote a range of events, programs, groups and activities both at the Centre and at various outreach locations. They can provide information and referral, support and advocacy with regards to health related matters.
Legal advice clinics
Women’s Legal Service NSW conducts an outreach advice clinic at our Centre on Thursday, once a fortnight. Women can make an appointment to meet with a solicitor in person to discuss legal issues.
The solicitor from Women’s Legal Service NSW provides free legal advice with a focus on family law, parenting issues, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination.
Bonnie Outreach Service (for women experiencing domestic violence)
Bonnie Support Services provides an outreach service at our Centre on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Bonnie Support Services assists women who have or are experiencing domestic violence or family violence and/or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence you can ask to speak with the Bonnie worker. Women can make an appointment or they can just drop in to see the Bonnie worker. Bonnie workers are experts in the area of domestic violence and they can offer a range of specialist services including case worker support, information and referral, counselling, children’s services and advocacy.
Specialist counselling for women who experienced childhood sexual assault
A trauma counsellor from Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is available at our Centre to provide medium to long term trauma counselling for women who experienced sexual assault in childhood.
The service is free and appointments can be made by either contacting Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia on 02 8585 0363 or Liverpool Women’s Health Centre.