A women’s health centre opened in Shepparton last week, offering a range of health practitioners and services to provide preventative and curative health care treatment.
The centre, on Corio St, Shepparton, includes a gynaecologist and obstetrician, a physiotherapist specialising in bladder, bowel and pelvic floor issues, a psychologist specialising in couples’ therapy and sexual health, and two pap smear nurses.
The centre is the brainchild of Margreet Stegeman, who recognised the need for a facility of this nature in the Goulburn Valley.
‘‘It is important that women have access to holistic advice when seeking treatment locally for their specific health issues,’’ Dr Stegeman said. ‘‘Practitioners with a special interest in women’s health are in a good position to provide a collaborative approach to women-centred health care.’’
The Shepparton Women’s Health Centre is located at 100-104 Corio St, Shepparton. For more information visit www.sheppwomenshealth.com.au