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.
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.
- Aboriginal health workers
- Social workers
- Doctors (Note: not GP services)
- Administrative support workers