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28 March, 2024

Female health care focus of new clinics

FOUR new clinics will be established with a focus on the healthcare needs of women and girls “in regions that need it most” but the State Government has not revealed where they will be located.

Female health care focus of new clinics - feature photo

Premier Steven Miles announced the new clinics which were initiated as part of the government’s soon-to-be-released Women and Girls Health Strategy 2032.

“We heard loud and clear that women and girls wanted better access to tailored healthcare services in their communities,” he said.

“It’s why my government is backing new nurse-led clinics that offer the unique care that women need, free of charge.

The walk-in clinics, which will be open every day, will cost the government $46 million.

Each clinic will be open for extended hours (8am to 10pm) seven days a week to accommodate work and school schedules.

No booking or referral will be required, and they will be placed in easy to access locations, such as shopping centres, with nearby public transport and parking options.

While the clinics aim to provide ease for women and girls, anyone over the age of one can access care at the clinics.

There will also be women focused healthcare such as access to contraception, maternal health, treatment for sexually transmissible infections, advice on period and menopause matters as well as support and referrals for women experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence.

The government’s press release stated that “locations of the new walk-in clinics will be identified as the service model is developed”. 

“Queensland Health will look to communities across Queensland where there is a high need, ensuring that gaps in access are filled,” it stated.


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