Virtual Women's Assessment Service
Expert midwifery assessment and referral in your own home
The Virtual Women’s Assessment Service provides virtual care and referral to South Australian women in the comfort of your own home or community.
The service is available for South Australian women, who are:
- less than 20 weeks pregnant
- experiencing symptoms of early pregnancy loss
- experiencing nausea and vomiting
- experiencing an urgent gynaecological concern, such as heavy and abnormal bleeding.
8am to 4pm, 7 days a week
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of conditions do you see in the Virtual Women’s Assessment Service?
The Virtual Women’s Assessment Service is able to see a variety of conditions for women in early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks gestation) or with gynaelogical concerns. These include but are not limited to:
- Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy
- Abdominal or pelvic pain in early pregnancy
- Nausea and/or vomiting in early pregnancy
- Urinary symptoms in early pregnancy
- Constipation in early pregnancy
- Gynaecological abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Gynaecological abnormal abdominal or pelvic pain
- Gynaecological post-operative pain
- Gynaecological post-operative bleeding
- Issues with contraceptive devices eg: Mirena, implanon
Who will assess me?
The Virtual Women’s Assessment Service is staffed by highly experienced Midwives from the Women’s Assessment Service with a special interest in early pregnancy and gynaecological care.
What do I do if I need urgent care at a time when the service is not operating?
In an emergency, call 000 or present to an Emergency Department.
If unsure, please contact Women’s Assessment Service: 8161 7530
What do I need for my appointment?
- A device with a camera and audio (phone, tablet, computer)
- Your Medicare card and medical insurance details
- Any recent blood test or Ultrasound results
How long will it take?
This will depend on your condition and how many other people are using the service. Women with the most urgent conditions will be prioritised.
What if I think I require a physical examination or further investigations?
Our experienced Midwives will guide you through some aspects of the physical examination to assist the assessment. If the Midwife feels that an examination or further investigations are required they will refer you to the most appropriate service.
Where might I be referred?
This will depend on your condition. Referral pathways include:
- Women’s Assessment Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
- South Australian Medical Imaging at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
- Your closest specimen collection centre
- Your closest ultrasound provider
- Your local pharmacy
- Your local GP
- Priority Care Centres (Oaklands Park, Hindmarsh, Para Hills West Elizabeth)
Do you provide sick certificates if needed?
Yes. If you require a sick certificate for work or school please let the Midwife know.