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Cervical Screen

Cervical Check – The National Cervical Screening Programme provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60.

 Private Smears are also carried out with our doctors at your request should you wish to have a smear done outside the recommended age brackets or more frequently. Pricing can be confirmed on our fee page or you may contact or reception by email or by phone for further information.

A smear test is a simple procedure that only takes minutes and is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix. These early changes, if not detected, may lead to development of cervical cancer.

To arrange a  smear test you can contact our reception staff for an appointment with our practice nurse.

It is advisable to arrange the appointment approximately 10 days following the first day of your last menstrual bleed. If you are not experiencing regular bleeding you may arrange it at any stage.

Results of your cervicalscreening smear are returned to your address private smear results are emailed directly.

Women who have already availed of a CervicalCheck smear test since the start of the programme, 1 September 2008, will be automatically re-called by letter when their next smear test is due.

Cervical Screening is recommended in:

25-44 year old women – once every 3 years

44-60 year old women – once every 5 years

If you are unsure of the date of your next smear or want to register with the free  cervical  screening service you may contact:

cervicalcheck.ie or freephone 1800454555