Doutta Galla CEO Caz Healy says, “This project will provide much needed services to women giving them access to extensive healthcare services.
The clinic is designed to provide accessible primary prevention women’s health care and to improve health literacy amongst this marginalised group through both an assertive outreach program and on-site clinic appointments,” Ms Healy said.
Women’s Chief Executive, Dale Fisher said 74 per cent of young homeless women (aged 12-18 years) have experienced physical violence since leaving home.
“Our hospital has always shown leadership in helping and protecting the most vulnerable women in our community. This outreach service will offer cervical screening, testing for sexually transmitted infections, health assessments and HPV immunisation to women who are often the most disengaged from mainstream health services,” Ms Fisher said.
The clinic will also act as a portal into the Women’s Hospital for the more specialised services.
The CCCHS is supported by the City of Melbourne and managed by Doutta Galla Community Health. The CCCHS focuses on vulnerable and homeless people, provides on-site and outreach health services such as general practice, drug and alcohol services, psychology, podiatry and women’s health including a separate women’s and children’s community space.
Central City Community Health Service is situated in the historic Drill Hall building on the corner of Victoria and Therry Street.
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