Open 9.15am–4pm Mon–Thurs

25 Lefroy Street
North Hobart, Tasmania 7002

Health information and Counselling

Counselling

Our counsellors offer short term counselling by phone and in person.

In person, sessions are provided at the centre and are limited. As with all of our work we take a strengths-based and solutions-focussed approach to counselling. We offer a number of referral options for longer term support or practical solutions.

Activities Programme

Women's Health Tasmania offers a range of weekly activities and group sessions on a regular basis which are free or low cost.  We also have monthly groups and visiting therapists.  Click here to go to the Activities Page

Community Nurse

Chat and Check is a drop-in service on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm with Cheryl.

Call in at the Centre for blood pressure, sugar level checks and a chat to monitor your health. This is a partnership with Hobart Community Health Nursing.

NILS Loans

We are a NILs Loans Partner. The No Interest Loans Scheme offers people on low incomes access to safe, fair and affordable credit. NILS loans may be provided for amounts up to $1500 for the purchase of essential fees. To be eligible you must have a current healthcare card, pension concession card, DVA card or low income health care card. Ask for Alison, our NILs Loans Officer.

Library

We have a comprehensive library on subjects related to women's health, so women can be informed and make decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Women can borrow up to 2 books for 3 weeks. There is no membership fee to use the library. All we need are the contact details of the borrower when a book is loaned.

Women's Health Information Line FreeCall

1800 675 028 is staffed by trained health workers. We can provide you with Information on general health issues and individual support. Translating and interpreting services are available This is an information only line and our team does not give medical advice or opinion.

We have active partnerships and referral networks with other services and agencies. We can help you find out what is available in your area that may suit your needs.

From time to time women need support to find their way through service options or to speak up on their own behalf.

Our health workers are happy to support women in these instances. We make sure the woman's wishes are the basis of any representation we make with them.

Phone and Skype Counselling

Our counsellors offer short-term counselling by phone and on skype or in person at our Hobart centre.

As with all of our work we take a strengths-based and solutions-focussed approach to counselling. We offer a number of referral options for longer term support or practical solutions.

Translating and interpreting services are available.

After hours need help?

These services provide 24-hour advice and assistance
Health direct 1800 022 222
Lifeline 131 114
Mental Health Helpline 1800 332 388

Women's Health Fund

The Women's Health Fund is administered state-wide by Women's Health Tasmania with the assistance of partner agencies.

The aim of the Women's Health Fund is to assist women over the age of 25 who otherwise could not afford them to access contraceptive items and/or sexual and reproductive health services. The fund assists disadvantaged women across Tasmania.

Young women aged 12 - 24 can access the Youth Health Fund via The Link