Do I need to pay for my cervical screen?
The costs associated with having a Cervical Screening Test. It is important to ask about costs at the time of booking your appointment.
How much does a Cervical Screening Test cost?
For many women, the Cervical Screening Test (the Pap test replacement*) is available at no charge. However, some health providers charge a small fee. It’s important to ask about the cost of your Cervical Screening Test when you book your appointment.
Cost of the Cervical Screening Test
Medicare covers most of the cost of a Cervical Screening Test, so if your chosen cervical screening doctor offers ‘bulk billing’, there should be no cost to you for the test.
If you don’t have your appointment with a bulk billing doctor, you may be asked to pay the full fee for your consultation and will then need to claim the rebate from Medicare.
Concerned about the cost of your Cervical Screening Test?
Speak to your doctor or nurse about what the cost will be when you make your appointment. You don’t have to have your test with your regular doctor and can choose an alternative provider if preferred.
Is cervical screening right for me?
If you’re aged between 25 and 74, and have ever been sexually active, you need to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years if your last test result was normal (HPV-negative).
Getting your cervical screening results
Wondering what results you might get from your Cervical Screening Test?
* In December 2017, the Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test as the method of screening women to prevent cervical cancer in Australia.