Dedicated to Female Patients

The Coastal Women’s Health Clinic, an initiative of Coastal IVF, is managed and staffed by six female General Practitioners specialising in women’s health. The clinic is co-located alongside new laboratories for Coastal IVF in a purpose-designed suite on the 3rd floor of Corner Esplanade & Second Avenue, Maroochydore.

The services available at the clinic are well-woman checks, pap smears, breast checks, contraceptive management and menopausal care. Apart from normal sessional treatment times, appointments out of normal office hours will be available to those patients requiring greater flexibility. Allied to the women’s clinic will also be the availability of a nurse service, psychology counselling, a physiotherapist and dietician. Direct specialist medical support will be provided by Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Dr Paul Stokes, Director of Coastal IVF. This will include diagnostic ultrasound, advisory management and will also ensure that any complicated gynaecological problems receive access to immediate specialist intervention. The clinic’s aim is to provide a complimentary service to the Coast’s general practice via a female-only option for those patients who require it.

For every patient who attends, a report is sent to their normal General Practitioner with a summary of any investigations or treatment e.g. Mirena insertion. As a strict policy of the clinic, there is no management outside of those areas specified. All general practice related conditions, for example BP elevation, diabetes etc, will be referred immediately and directly to their normal treating GP for investigation and ongoing management. The clinic has been purpose designed to ensure a comfortable and welcoming environment for female patients. “It is very exciting to be involved in providing this service to the Sunshine Coast,” Dr Stokes said. “This clinic offers a dedicated service with female doctors, in a supportive and comfortable environment, in one convenient location.” The clinic is managed independently by the general practitioners involved in its establishment, with one clinician principal. They each have a specific interest in women’s health and will attend on a sessional basis.

At present there are six female general practitioners who have expressed an interest and committed involvement in the clinic. Other female practitioners who may have similar interests are also very welcome to be involved as the clinic establishes. The clinic hopes to achieve the support of General Practitioners by direct referral where the clinic can offer services or advice additional to the normal GP services. A report is always sent following a consultation. In addition a summary letter will always also be prepared after all patient attendances at the women’s clinic for each GP nominated by attending patients. For appointments patients may contact the clinic directly on 5452 7349 or email info@cwhc.com.au