Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre provides health care, counselling and health education to women and girls living in Sydney’s inner west, inner city and south western suburbs.
The Centre works from four clinic locations including Leichhardt, Marrickville, Lakemba and Rozelle. Many of our services are funded through Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health and focus on women who are currently experiencing disadvantage, however some services are accessible to a wider range of women. Medical services are funded by Medicare bulkbilling and are not for profit and the women’s health physiotherapy and massage clinics are fee paying with a sliding scale for women on low incomes. The Centre has Public Benevolent Status with the Australian Taxation Office and donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Every woman has the right to access effective and affordable health care.
We aim to provide an environment where women, regardless of their financial situation and the complexity of their health issues, are able to access high quality health care. We strive to provide health care in the right environment, at the right time and in the right way and in a way which can transform women’s lives for the better. We’re a small service and occasionally won’t be the right place for a client’s needs so, if we’re not able to help, we undertake to provide referrals to another organisation or expert.
Our services include general practitioner and women’s health nurse clinics, physiotherapy, acupuncture, counselling, naturopathy, health education groups and talks. Our focus is on prevention and early intervention and the effective management of chronic health conditions.
With 20 staff, the Centre prioritises services to local women experiencing financial disadvantage. Many women who use our services are currently experiencing additional factors that compound their disadvantage, such as being older, homeless, single parents, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, survivors of domestic violence and childhood sexual assault, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, same sex attracted, or experiencing chronic health conditions. Along with the services that are local to the inner city, inner west and south western suburbs, we also operate the statewide Women Partners of Bisexual Men Service and this service is available to all women in NSW whose male partner is same sex attracted. Physiotherapy and the doctors’ services are available to any woman, not only those living locally.
The front door is up some steps. If you have difficulty walking up steps, let us know when you are booking your appointment. You can enter via the side gate in Cary Street by buzzing the bell at the gate. Just let us know though so we are expecting you.
The Centre is open every week day! Daily hours are: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. We close for lunch between 1 and 2pm.