Providing care for women across the lifespan.
While sexual health checks can feel uncomfortable, awkward or embarrassing, they are important for maintaining your health and wellbeing, and are a normal part of your GP’s job. Sexual health checks can involve tests for sexually transmitted infections (STI), as well as discussions around contraception, vaginismus, sex and porn addiction, and your rights in sexual relationships. Regular sexual health checks are recommended for all people who are (or planning to be) sexually active, but are especially important if you suspect an STI; if you’ve had unsafe sex (including vaginal, oral, and anal sex); if a condom broke or fell off during sex; if you or your partner have more than one sexual partner; if you have shared injecting equipment; or if you are beginning a new sexual relationship.
Reproductive health checks are important for maintaining your health and wellbeing. Reproductive health checks are recommended and may involve cervical screening (from age 25 years if sexually active), breast cancer screening, a pelvic exam, or a fertility health check. In addition to these services, our onsite accredited dietitian, Eleni Zeniou, specialises in fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum nutrition, and can work with you to develop an individualised, evidence-based plan. We also have an onsite lactation consultant, Dianna Walsh, who can help you understand and address newborn feeding, settling, and sleep issues.
Skin Checks and Excisions
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and so it is important to get regular skin checks for detection of any precancerous or cancerous lesions. All our doctors are qualified to conduct full skin checks from head to toe, examining any lesions of concern and discussing risk factors, family history and treatment options. Most of our doctors can do basic excision procedures, and some are qualified for more complex cases. Our services include skin biopsies, cryotherapy, non-surgical treatments, and mole removal, as well as skin cancer surgery and treatment support.
Iron is a nutrient that plays many important roles in your body, including keeping you healthy and full of energy. Women are at a particular risk of being low in iron due to regular losses of iron via menstruation or pregnancy. A blood test is used to check your iron levels and determine if you are eligible for an iron infusion and rule out reversible causes. Appointments for iron infusions require a consultation to assess your suitability and consent for the procedure. The procedure is then conducted as a separate appointment and can last for up to 45 minutes.