In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

We deliver a range of services that support women and girls to live well, healthy and fulfilling lives, at every age and stage of their life.

On this page you can also find links to other local health and community services that support women.

Women’s Health Service

The Women’s Health Service provides advice, information, prescriptions, testing and referrals related to women’s sexual and reproductive health at various locations across the local health district.

All women aged 14 years and over who hold a current Medicare card can access this service. No referral is required.

Services include:

  • Cervical Screening Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection screening
  • Breast examinations
  • Menstrual (period) problems
  • Vaginal health and contraception
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessments
  • Pregnancy testing, counselling and referral
  • Post-natal and post termination checks

Information on sexual and reproductive health, menopause, osteoporosis, continence, relationship and lifestyle issues

There are Women’s Health Services located at:

  • Tweed / Byron: Byron Bay, Pottsville, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Tweed Valley Hospital
  • Lismore / Richmond Valley: Ballina, Bonalbo, Box Ridge, Casino, Evans Head, Kyogle, Lismore, Nimbin, Tabulam, Urbenville
  • Clarence Valley: Iluka, Yamba, Maclean, Grafton

For bookings phone:

  • Lismore and Richmond: (02) 6620 2967
  • Grafton and Clarence Valley: (02) 6641 8200
  • Tweed: (02) 6677 2000
  • Byron: (02) 6639 9400

Other local women’s health services include

Aboriginal Mums and Jarjums

Breast Care Nurses available through community health centres

BreastScreen Northern NSW

Domestic and Family Violence

Mental Health Services

Pregnancy, Birth and Newborn Services

Sexual Assault Services

Women’s Health Matters

Other Services

There are national and local organisations that provide support to women and girls for physical and mental health issues. These organisations may provide additional information and support.

Australasian Menopause Society

Choices Reproductive and Sexual Health Service - formerly Lismore and Kyogle Family Planning Service

Family Planning NSW Talkline: 1300 364 277

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre (LWHRC)

National Cancer Screening Register Phone: 1800 627 701

Relationships Australia 1300 364 277