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Cervical smear / cervical screening

Some descriptionThe National Cervical Screening Programme is available to all women in New Zealand between 20 and 70 years old.

As one of the most preventable of all cancers, there are two things you can do to prevent cervical cancer.

  • By having your regular cervical screening test (women aged 20 – 70 years) and any follow up treatment if required
  • By having your HPV immunisation (girls from age 11)

See your Fono doctor or nurse if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • bleeding between menstrual periods
  • bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • bleeding after menstrual periods have stopped (menopause)
  • unusual discharge from your vagina
  • persistent pain in your pelvis
  • pain during sexual intercourse

These symptoms can occur for many reasons, but they should always be checked out.

Access this service

  • Self-referral
  • GP/Doctor referral
  • Nurse referral
  • The Fono’s Community Services Team referral

All women in New Zealand aged between 20 and 70 years old, except for: 

  • Women who have never had any sexual relationship are not eligible for a smear
  • Pregnant mothers can have their smears after delivery of the baby

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Locations Available
West Central