May 23
Brewarrina Women Encouraged to take Advantage of Health Clinic

Brewarrina Multipurpose Service (MPS) are conducting monthly free self-referral women’s health clinics for women in the Brewarrina community.

The health clinic is available to all women and offers cervical screening (pap test), breast awareness, contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and pregnancy and menopause counsellingservices.

Brewarrina MPS Health Service Manager Heather Finlayson said the facility is fortunate to have a highly skilled clinician, Kerrie Mannix, who provides a unique service covering women’s health, child and family health and midwifery.

Kerrie Mannix said it’s wonderful that local women can access a women’s health clinic in Brewarrina without having to travel.

“It is vital for all women to have access to health services closer to home,” Ms Mannix said.

“Women aged between 18 and 69 who have ever been sexually active need to have a pap test every two years to ensure any abnormal cells are detected early.”

Ms Mannix encourages local women to make the most of the opportunity of a health clinic in Brewarrina.

“Early detection is the key to improving the survival rates of both breast and cervical cancer and mammograms and pap smears detect cancers before any symptoms are apparent,” Ms Mannix said.

Clinics are held every Thursday and bookings can be made by phoning (02) 6830 5000 or dropping into Brewarrina MPS on Doyle Street. Alternatively, clinics are also held at Brewarrina Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) on the first Monday of every month and appointments for this clinic can be made by phoning the AMS on (02) 6839 2150.

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au