Attending your cervical screening appointment could save your life.
Cervical screening is also known as the smear test. The screening will look for high-risk types of HPV that can cause cell changes. Through early detection, screening can prevent cervical cancer from developing.
Women aged between 25 and 64 years old are invited for cervical screening every five years.
If you do not identify as a woman or are transgender, aged 25 to 64 and have a cervix, you can have cervical screening, but we may not be able to invite you. You will need to arrange screening with your doctor or clinic.
If you would prefer to be seen by a female doctor or nurse during your appointment, you can ask when booking.