Find a Provider

There are a number of places that you can get a Cervical Screening Test in Australia, including: 

  • a doctor’s clinic 
  • a community health centre
  • a women’s health centre 
  • a family planning clinic 
  • a sexual health clinic
  • an Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. 

Who can do a Cervical Screening Test?

The Cervical Screening Test is facilitated by a healthcare provider. Providers can include:

  • a doctor or general practitioner
  • a nurse trained in cervical screening
  • a gynaecologist or other specialist
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner or Worker (in some states and territories).

How to book a Cervical Screening Test

Contact your GP or health care provider to check if you’re due or overdue for a Cervical Screening Test. If you’re due, make a booking with them.

If you are interested in accessing the self-collection option, make sure you check with your healthcare provider when you book, to ensure they are able to provide this option.

If you live in Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria’s Cervical Screening Directory allows you to find a cervical screening provider that suits your needs including location, preference of health care provider, language spoken by the provider and disability access. You can also find cervical screening providers who are ready to offer the self-collection test.

Cervical cancer starts in the cervix, which connects the uterus to the vagina. Find out more about what causes it, and how it can be prevented.

Regular cervical screening is the best way to prevent cervical cancer in all women and people with a cervix

Self-collection is another option that is now available for cervical screening, and involves taking your own swab from the vagina. Find out more about self-collection here

Understand what happens if HPV is found on your Cervical Screening Test and what happens if more tests are needed.

ACPCC is a not-for-profit organisation and only charges patients the Medicare Schedule fee for pathology services, with only a small gap amount payable. 


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