For women,
by women

Women’s Health Clinic

The Epworth Geelong women’s health clinic is a comprehensive health assessment and advice service provided exclusively for women from adolescence to mature age.

The dedicated women’s health clinic provides women of Greater Geelong with an opportunity to see female general practitioners who are experts in supporting the physical and emotional health and well being of women.

Specialised areas of practice

We offer many services including consultations on complex women’s health issues such as

  • Women’s health checks (including cervical screening)
  • Pre-pregnancy planning and early pregnancy management
  • Infertility
  • MHT (Medical or Menopause Hormone Therapy)
  • Incontinence
  • Contraception
  • Pelvic pain and menstrual problems
  • Assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Endocrine disorders (including thyroid, weight management and osteoporosis)

Our staff

The female doctors at Epworth Geelong women’s health clinic provide a caring and professional approach to primary health care delivery. If problems exist they can offer you individual advice and treatment options.

When you have an appointment at the Women’s Health Clinic you won’t feel rushed. Our female doctors have a special interest in women’s health and have the time to really listen to your concerns.

A referral is not required to make an appointment and part of our fees are recoverable from Medicare.

Our GP’s

Dr Kerryn Rae

Kerryn is a vocationally registered general practitioner with a special interest in women’s health. After studying medicine at University of Melbourne, Kerryn obtained her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and completed GP training in Edinburgh.

Kerryn has been in general practice since 1990 including working as a specialist women’s health GP at Geelong Menopause and Women’s Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons.

Kerryn is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society and is passionate about helping women live well.

Kerryn is married with 2 adult children.

Dr Yvonne McCartney

Yvonne is a vocationally registered GP with a keen interest in Women’s Health. She obtained her medical degree through Monash University before furthering her training with a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (dipObsRANZCOG) and a Fellowship of General Practice (FRACGP). She is able to insert IUDs (excluding copper) and Implanon.

Yvonne is passionate about helping women live well at every stage of their lives (when she’s not chasing after her two young boys).

Dr Anne Peterson

A GP with over 20 years general family medicine experience and also a Specialist Women’s Health GP, I love using my intellect and passion to help people lead balanced, healthy and authentic lives.

My medical passions include all aspects of women’s health but particularly menopause and hormonal issues. I have an interest in giving education talks to the local community particularly around menopause and other women’s health issues. I also have a diploma of adolescent health and welfare and used to work in two local youth health clinics. I work one day a week for Jean Hailes in East Melbourne which supports me in having the most up to date knowledge around menopause and women’s health issues. Other expert areas include medical termination of pregnancy, implanon insertion, family planning and antenatal shared care.

Every year, I attend the Australasian Menopause Society Annual Congress as well as multiple pregnancy and postnatal care workshops, the Annual Women’s and Children’s Health Update and other conferences that are relevant to my work especially up skilling in mental health care. I read widely via journals and on line health updates in menopause.

Born and bred in Geelong (Go Cats!), I studied medicine at Melbourne University, and completed my GP training in the Macedon Ranges. A country girl at heart, I’ve lived and worked in this beautiful part of the world since 1999. I’ve also spent a great deal of time working with Aboriginal Medical Services in Katherine and the Victoria River regions in the Northern Territory.

In the quest to practise what I preach, I try to live a healthy and balanced life by spending time with my family, doing yoga, gardening, making mosaic and glass art, and singing in a local acapella group.

Our specialists

Should you require a referral to a specialist for your health issue, we have a range of specialists available for appointment on-site here at Epworth Geelong.
View our specialists. 

Patient benefits

  • Expertise and care when it comes to women’s health assessment and advice
  • Female GP’s who are passionate about the physical and emotional wellbeing of all women
  • One hour appointments available
  • On site imaging, pathology and pharmacy services

Making an appointment

The Epworth Geelong Women’s Health Clinic general practitioners are available by appointment on a Monday and Tuesday.

To make an appointment contact the clinic on 03 5271 7855 during office hours from 8am until 4pm, Monday to Friday.

When making a booking, please indicate the type of appointment you require so we are able to allocate the suitable length of time (i.e. women’s health check or do you have concerns about a specific problem(s)). This is particularly important for first-time visitors. Rest assured that all information will be handled discreetly and in strictest confidence.

Fees

The women’s health clinic is a private service and fees are payable at the time of consultation (Medicare rebate claimable). You don’t need private health insurance to make an appointment.

Our reception staff can provide fee information upon booking your initial appointment or making an enquiry.

What to bring

  • Medicare card
  • Payment for your consultation fee (cash / VISA / MasterCard)
  • Private health insurance card
  • Pension card
  • Healthcare card
  • Letters from your GP or other healthcare providers relating to your health or medical history
  • List of current medications or prescriptions

Our location

The women’s health clinic is located on Level 1 at Epworth Geelong.

If your appointment results in required tests or medication, you can conveniently access on site services at Epworth Medical Imaging, Epworth Pathology and Slade Pharmacy.

Address
Level 1 Sessional Consulting Suites, Epworth Geelong
1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
Enter via Pigdons Road, next to Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus