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Acknowledgement
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

About Women's Health Service

We know that women have specific health needs and aim to support them to take control of their health and wellbeing by making their own decisions.

Women’s health services began in Adelaide in 1974 through the work of the women’s movement and government support for community health. By 1984 there were four sites in Elizabeth, Port Adelaide, North Adelaide and Christies Beach (later at Noarlunga Centre).

Following the release of the First National Women’s Health Policy and Program in 1989, services were further expanded in South Australia to include the employment of country women’s health workers and funding for HIV and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) programs.

In late 1995, as part of a State Government reform process, women’s health services across Adelaide became incorporated into community health services in their respective regions.

In response to the Review of Non Hospital Based Services in 2014, SA Health established a single, fully integrated metropolitan service, which is the Women’s Health Service, within the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Our Approach

We know that women have specific health needs and understand the significant health impacts of domestic and family violence (DFV). DFV is a common problem and no-one deserves to be abused. We work with women to support them to take control of their health and wellbeing by making their own decisions.

Our team

  • Aboriginal health workers
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Doctors (Note: not GP services)
  • Administrative support workers