Kalwun Health Service offers a range of medical services specific to women's and men's health and wellbeing.

Having regular health checks can help you stay healthy and screen for early warning signs of things like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Women’s Health and Wellbeing

Our services

  • general health care
  • women’s business
  • sexual health screening
  • pre-pregnancy screening and care
  • pregnancy education and advice
  • prenatal (pregnancy) care and postnatal (after birth) care
  • help with breastfeeding

Quick facts

Cervical cancer
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are around three times as likely to develop cervical cancer and almost four times as likely to die from cervical cancer than non-Indigenous women.
  • Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Queensland.
  • The most effective proven method of intervention to reduce the incidence of and deaths from invasive cervical cancer is through regular screening (cervical cancer screen test) and treatment.
Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Rates of screening for breast cancer (mammograms) are lower in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women compared to non-Indigenous women.
  • Early detection of breast cancer enables life saving treatment.
  • Breast screening now covers women aged 40-74.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Sexual health remains a significant public health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  • Untreated, STIs can make a woman more vulnerable to other infections and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
  • Regular check ups are recommended.

Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Our services

  • General health care
  • Men’s business
  • Sexual health screening
  • Screening for prostate cancer

Quick facts

Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men
  • Approximately 3500 men die from prostate cancer each year
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Sexual health remains a significant public health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
  • Untreated, STIs can make a male more vulnerable to other infections.
  • Regular check ups are recommended.

Eligibility

Population health services specific to women and men are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.

Accessing the service

Contact your local Kalwun health clinic to make an appointment.