Information For Patients

Cervical Check screening

CervicalCheck (The National Cervical Screening Programme) provides free regular smear tests to women aged 25 to 60 if you’re in the age range, take advantage of this free service.

A smear test is a quick and simple procedure and is the most effective way to detect pre-cancerous changes in the cells of the cervix. It’s reassuring to know that CervicalCheck look for early changes to cells that could one day become cancerous. If changes are found earlier they can be treated, making cervical cancer a truly preventable cancer.

You should check www.cervicalcheck.ie to make sure that you are eligible for a free smear before booking an appointment with us. If you have any questions Freephone CervicalCheck at 1800 45 45 55 or else call us on 046-943-0098 to discuss. Please bring your invitation, ICSP number or PPS Number with you to your appointment.

Please contact reception for more information and to make an appointment.

If you are registered with CervicalCheck your GP will discuss any concerns you may have, If, after a consultation, you or your GP are concerned, you can have a free smear test under the CervicalCheck programme

If you have had a smear test recently

If you have had a recent cervical screening you must wait at least 3 months before being tested again. This is to allow cells to grow back and to get the best samples.

Scheduled smear tests

If you already are due a smear test, you should still attend it as planned.

Regular cervical screening is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cervical cancer. It is very important to attend and keep up to date with your tests. You can check exactly when your next free cervical screening is due at www.cervicalcheck.ie