Find a cervical screening provider

Your test can be performed by many different providers, including a local doctor or nurse. You don’t have to visit a gynaecologist or other specialist, and it will only take a few minutes.

Your local doctor or nurse can perform your Cervical Screening Test, but if you don’t want to see your family doctor for cervical screening, there are other places you can go. These include:

  • Women’s Health Nurse, through your local health district or Community Health Centre
  • Women’s Health Centre
  • Family Planning NSW
  • Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

Choose a place that is convenient and where you feel most comfortable.

Health Direct provides a comprehensive search tool that will allow you to find a suitable GP closest to you.

Things to think about before you make your appointment:

  • Whether you have any specific needs, such as a disability which means you need a more accessible service.
  • If you prefer, you can bring a friend or family member along with you to your appointment.
  • Let the person you speak to on the phone know that you’ll need a longer appointment. The Cervical Screening Test only takes a few minutes, but your doctor or nurse might also use the time for a general health check.
  • If you have difficulty communicating in English, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 for help making an appointment