IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

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Our Women’s Health Clinic, medical practices and wide range of support programs are committed to allowing you to live life well!

If you have an emergency, call 000 immediately.

Contact our Women's Health Clinic

The Women’s Health Clinic runs from our Eaglehawk and Bendigo sites. There is no cost for the appointment.

Choose the site nearest you and make an appointment by calling:

Bendigo
Address: 165-171 Hargreaves Street
Phone: 5406 1200.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Eaglehawk 
Address: 3 Seymoure Street
Phone: 5406 1200
Hours: Tuesday 11am - 7.30pm.  Wednesday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm.

What services are available?

Our Women’s Health Clinic is staffed by a female general practitioner and nurses. The clinic specialises in the health and wellbeing of women, with a focus on:

Do I need a referral and what will an appointment cost?

You do not need a referral to attend our Women’s Health Clinic.

There is no charge for an appointment at our Sexual Health Clinic. Some procedures may have a minimal cost but please speak t our staff if this is a concern for you.

What ages do you provide services for?

Women of any age from any walk of life are welcome at our Women's Health Clinic. It's about providing more access to care for all.

Youth specific services for women aged 12-25 are offered by our youth clinic in the Bendigo Central site at 165-171 Hargreaves Street and from headspace Bendigo at 78-80 Pall Mall.

Do you offer sexual health services at the clinic?

Our doctor and nurses can offer information and advice on all areas of sexual health including contraception, sexually transmittable infections, blood borne virus, pregnancy testing and unplanned pregnancy support. Book or find out more about our sexual health services.

Will my appointment be confidential?

Your appointment is carried out in a confidential environment and is protected by privacy laws.

Do you provide access to free santiary products?

The Women's Health Clinic has a sanitary product vending machine with the support of Share The Dignity. The machine issues a #Pinkbox period pack containing six tampons and two pads. There's no limit on the packs you can take but the machine will only dispense one pack every 10 minutes. Find the machine at our Central site - 165-171 Hargreaves Street in Bendigo.

My period is irregular. Is this normal for women?

Periods should never interfere with or control your life. Please come in and talk to our GP or nurses if you have any questions or concerns about your period cycle. 

Can I get contraceptive advice?

Our Sexual Health Clinic staff can talk to you about different forms of contraception available, how each works and which one is best for you. We can provide emergency contraception.

What if I don’t want to go to a Women’s Health Clinic?

We have general practitioners to cater for all your health needs at our medical practices at the Bendigo, Eaglehawk and Kangaroo Flat sites.

To make an appointment to see one of our GP's, phone the below or see more information about our medical clinic.

I’m having trouble coping

If you feel there are challenges in your life that you are struggling to deal with it’s important to know you are not alone.

Our qualified counsellors are here to listen, answer your questions and guide you. We offer counselling from our Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat and Eaglehawk sites.

Young people aged 12 to 25 can access counselling support services at headspace Bendigo.

Learn more about our counselling services.

I’m drinking too much – how can you help me?

We know alcohol, illicit or prescription drug addiction can be a harrowing experience.

We provide psychological support for individuals, partners or families affected by alcohol and other drug use through our specialised and generalist counselling programs at Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk and Bendigo sites.

Book an appointment to see our alcohol or other drugs counsellors or generalist counsellors by calling us on 5406 1200.

To book or for more information about our alcohol programs.

Drugs have become an issue for me and my family

We know illicit or prescription drug addiction can be a harrowing experience.

We provide psychological support for individuals, partners or families affected by alcohol and other drug use through our specialised and generalist counselling programs at Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk and Bendigo sites.

Our residential and non-residential withdrawal programs are designed to help you stop or moderate your drug taking. To learn more call us on 5406 1200.

Our harm minimisation focus includes a Pharmacotherapy Service and Needle Syringe Program

To book or for more information about our drug services.

I am a carer and sometimes life just gets tough

Our Carer Wellbeing Program is designed to support individuals or families caring for a person with a mental illness and to promote an awareness and understanding of mental health in the community.

A range of support programs are available to ensure effective support for families and can be accessed by phoning any of our sites to arrange a meeting with the carers program community health nurse.

To book or for more information about carer wellbeing program.

What does your organisation offer for diabetics?

Our Diabetes Educators can help you to adapt to a life with diabetes, support you to set goals for self-managing your diabetes, and educate you on the diabetes process.

To book or find out more information about our diabetes services.

I need someone to help me with respiratory management. Is that you?

Being diagnosed with a chronic condition such as asthma can be a frightening experience. For some it may be not having enough information about the disease and its treatment or not knowing where to go for help.

Our respiratory management program provides people with a range of information and support, with the nursing team who have had additional training in respiratory management.

For more information about respiratory management.

Can you treat asthma?

Our Respiratory management program can help you with any problems or issues associated with breathing and lung health. The program is staffed by our community health nurses who have specialised training in asthma management, lung health, and Quit smoking.

Our staff will provide you with information and support to help you to manage your disease at the ideal level and support you to achieve your goals.

Find our more about our asthma program.

Information for health professionals/welfare agencies and hospitals

We accept referrals from community services such as hospitals, private psychology and counselling practices. No referral is required for your client. Our services can sometimes have a small waiting period for an appointment. Please call us on 5406 1200 to confirm. All appointments are bulk billed.

Would you like our women’s health nurses to speak at your event?

Our women’s health nurses regularly speaks at business, community, education and sporting organisations about the importance of women’s health and why women should look after themselves. If you would like any of our staff to attend your event to talk about community health issues please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 5406 1200.

I have some other health concerns, where do I go?

I need more support, what other services are available?

  pdf Central clinic brochure (1.21 MB)

 

Page last updated: September 2019.