COVID-19 and cervical screening
While the programme is operating as normal under Alert Level 1, delays are possible while providers catch up on appointments missed due to COVID-19.
It is important that everyone gets up-to-date with screening as soon as possible.
If you have missed or are due an appointment
If you have missed a screening appointment or are due for your next test, your health provider will be sending you an invitation.
Women who are assessed as being at higher risk, such as those who have a history of abnormal results, will be invited to screen first.
If you are worried about how you will be able to attend your appointment, discuss any concerns with your provider. They can work with you to find a solution to issues such as child care or financial problems, so you don’t miss your test.
It’s your choice who you visit for cervical screening. As well as GPs, Family Planning and some community health providers offer cervical screening. These include low-cost and free options for some women.