Cervical screening for people with specific needs

Find cervical screening information for people with specific needs such as a disability, hearing impairment, translation services and more.

It's important that all women and people with a cervix aged 25–to74 who have ever been sexually active have a Cervical Screening Test every five years. Regular screening is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

If you have specific needs, our information can help improve your access to cervical screening and ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Information for your specific needs

If you have a disability, are aged between 25 and 74, and have ever been sexually active, you need to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years.

Consider Family Planning NSW for your Cervical Screening Test

Family Planning NSW have clinics in Ashfield, Dubbo, Fairfield, Newcastle and Penrith. All clinics are accessible and inclusive for women with physical disabilities.

Do you need help understanding cervical screening and have difficulty communicating in English? You can call the Translating and Interpreting Services on 13 14 50 for help.

Interpreters can help you make an appointment for your Cervical Screening Test. You can also arrange to have an interpreter with you at your cervical screening appointment.

A support person, such as a friend or family member, can also help book your appointment and/or come with you to your test.

Cervical screening is safe for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you can still have your Cervical Screening Test when it's due.

Talk to your doctor about the best time to have your Cervical Screening Test.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact the National Relay Service to help you to make an appointment for your Cervical Screening Test. 

  • TTY users phone the 24-hour relay number on 133 677. 
  • Speak and Listen users phone the 24-hour relay number on 1300 555 727.