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PWHC is not an acute care service, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact 000.
PWHC has a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses who are highly experienced in reproductive and sexual health including contraception, pregnancy options counselling, sexual health education and screening, cervical screening and breast health information.
To book an appointment contact PWHC Reception:
PWHC offers clinical healthcare services to women and gender diverse people aged over 18 years in the Penrith region.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners are highly experienced registered nurses who have completed additional studies to be able to assess client needs, plan care, provide treatment including prescriptions and provide referrals to pathology, imaging and medical specialists.
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Kirsty is a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, she has over 20 years’ experience in nursing and holds a Masters in Women's Health Medicine from UNSW and a Masters in Nursing Nurse Practitioner from USyd. Her specialty is women’s health, reproductive & sexual health.
Kirsty is highly experienced in women's health & contraception. She provides intrauterine device (IUD) and contraceptive implant insertion and removal procedures. Kirsty's areas of interest are Women's Health (including Cervical Screening, STI screening & treatment, Pregnancy tests, Pregnancy options counselling, contraceptive counselling, breast checks, menopause discussions, general women’s health issues).
Debra is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, she has practiced for the last 40 years', thirteen of those at Family Planning Australia, NSW's leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services.
Debra has a special interest in all areas of sexual & reproductive health, bringing a wealth of knowledge with her the Penrith Women's Health Centre. Debra is thrilled to be offered the opportunity to continue her work here with us and supporting our clients.
Jen is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in nursing with a specialty in women’s health and reproductive & sexual health. Jen is highly experienced in women's health and has been working in this area for the past 12 years and holds a Bachelor of Nursing, as well as a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health. Currently under-going a Master of Women's Health Medicine at UNSW, Jen is committed to this sector.
With a love of teaching and sharing her experience, Jen also teaches Undergraduate Nursing at Western Sydney University Online. When not nursing, Jen loves spending time with her family, walking, doing yoga, and meditation.
Sexual health can be a sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable topic. PWHC is here to demystify and support you which is why we provide a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns. Our experienced Nurses offer a range of sexual health checks, including testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV testing, and pelvic exams. Contact us today to schedule a sexual health check appointment.
PWHC understands the importance of cancer screening in maintaining overall health and wellbeing aim to help you feel informed and empowered in your healthcare decisions. We offer a range of comprehensive cancer screening services and access to specialist referrals with our experienced Nurses. Available screening services include; breast exams, Cervical Screening Test (formally known as Pap Smears), HPV testing, mammograms, and colonoscopies.
All our Nurses are very experienced and have been working in women's health for many years. We provide contraceptive counselling, prescriptions and procedures, including IUD (Mirena & copper IUD) and contraceptive implant services. You can discuss contraceptive options with our Nurses who can assist you to make a decision on what is best for you and provide you with a prescription if needed.
PWHC Nurses can provide you with support in pregnancy decision making. Early pregnancy can be an overwhelming time our nurses can give you evidence based information on self-care during pregnancy and healthy pregnancy recommendations. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and support that is tailored to clients' individual needs.
PWHC Nurses provide non directional pregnancy options counselling, this counselling provides information on all of the options available to people who are pregnant including surgical and medical abortion information, continuing a pregnancy and either parenting or fostering. Our Nurses can provide you with the information you need to navigate the decision making process and support you to receive the care that you need. Our Nurse Practitioner can provide appropriate referrals for your chosen option.
Crisis Support Lines
In need of emergency support dial 000
1800 FULL STOP
24/7, confidential, free trauma counselling for anyone impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence
1800 385 578
NSW Sexual Violence Line
24/7, confidential support
1800 424 017
Women's Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line
(02) 8745 6999
or Free Call: 1800 810 784
Women’s Health Centres are in danger of having to close their doors or significantly reduce services due to decades of under investment by the New South Wales Government.
We need your help to survive. NSW politicians must show their commitment to gender equality by committing to adequately funding Women’s Health Centres across the state.