Welcome to Illawarra Women's Mental Health


Dr Lucia Porta Cubas

B.Psych (Hon); MBBS; DCH; M.Psych, FRANZCP


Dr Lucia Porta Cubas is  a general psychiatrist with a special interest in perinatal and women’s mental health.

She has been providing perinatal psychiatric care for women in the South-West of Sydney for the past few years and would like to continue this work in her local community, the Illawarra. She has worked in many different districts and has a wide experience of psychiatry with over 12 years experience in mental health.

She graduated from the University of Sydney post-graduate medical degree and completed a psychology degree prior to medicine.

She is fluent in Spanish and has a good understanding of the migrant’s experience and the transitions required, having completed a masters of psychiatry with a research project on the experience of migrants in Australia.

As a parent of three young children she has  personal experience of being a mother in today’s world and the role transitions that are required during this life phase.


Dr Porta Cubas is an advocate of her patients and  provides her expertise in a collaborative way with the aim of recovery and wellbeing.  Utilising medications where indicated but also ensuring that psychological techniques and other supports are enlisted to ensure holistic care is provided. Involving other care providers and collaborating with  other specialists such as GPs and Obstetricians as well as psychologists and child and family nurses.

Dr Porta Cubas takes great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centric care and health education.


1/81 Market Street Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Phone: 02 42080484

Fax 02 42080486

Opening Hours

Consulting Wednesdays &Thursdays 9am to 430pm

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Booking a consultation

In order to get a consultation you will require a referral letter from your General Practitioner or Specialist and this this will need to be sent by argus by GP,  faxed to 42080486 or emailed to admin@illawarrawomensmentalhealth.com 

The receptionist will then contact you to organise a time.

The consultation is associated with a fee, medicare will refund a  part of it.

Initial consultations will be 60-90 minutes and preconception planning consults can take up to 90 minutes.

Please note that a it may  take a few sessions to make a comprehensive assessment.

Please note: Dr Porta Cubas' rooms are located within Dr Kiiru's practice