We put women's health in the picture with a fun day of information, prizes, health assessments and photographs at Lansell Square on Wednesday.
The event was in support of Jean Hailes Women's Health Week and raised awareness about important issues such as regular check ups, blood pressure and diabetes.
The day was attended by women of all ages.
Importantly, our staff carried out more than 50 health checks on the day, referring four people to their GP for high blood pressure and 15 to our Life! Program after a risk assessment for Type 2 diabetes.
Huge thanks to nursing students from La Trobe University, Victoria University and Monash University who helped with the event as part of their placement with BCHS.
Oh, we even had the pleasure of meeting Moose from Seeing Eye Dog Australia.
Our staff have a strong commitment to caring for women in Bendigo.
Our Women’s Health Clinic, medical practices and wide range of support programs are committed to allowing you to live life well!
The Women’s Health Clinic is staffed by a female general practitioner and nurses and has a focus on:
common issues with periods
early pregnancy care and referral to maternity hospitals
unplanned pregnancy counselling and support
sexually transmissible infection risk assessment, testing and treatment
cervical cancer screening – pap tests
breast health and breast checks
bowel cancer screening
emotional and physical issues of menopause; assessment and testing and support
managing life as an older woman
women’s health education sessions
The clinic caters for all ages and you do not need a referral.
The Women’s Health Clinic runs from our Eaglehawk and Bendigo sites.
Choose the site nearest you and make an appointment by calling:
Bendigo 171 Hargreaves Street. Phone: 5448 1600. Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm There is no cost for the appointment. If you have an emergency, call 000 immediately.
Eaglehawk 3 Seymoure Street Phone: 5434 4300 Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9am – 5pm If you have an emergency, call 000 immediately.
Our doctor and nurses can offer information and advice on a wide range of sexual health issues including contraception, sexually transmittable infections, blood borne virus, pregnancy testing and unplanned pregnancy support.
Your appointment is carried out in a confidential environment with our sexual health nurses and is protected by privacy laws.
We have general practitioners to cater for all your health needs at our medical practices at the Bendigo, Eaglehawk and Kangaroo Flat sites. To see one of our GPs, call your nearest site below and make an appointment:
Bendigo 171 Hargreaves Street. Phone: 5448 1600. Hours: 9am to 5pm. If you are facing an emergency, call 000.
Eaglehawk 3 Seymoure Street Phone: 5434 4300 Hours: 9am to 5pm. If you are facing an emergency, call 000.
Kangaroo Flat 13 Helm Street. Phone: 5430 0500 Hours: 9am to 5pm. If you are facing an emergency, call 000.