Where you can get a Cervical Screening Test

You can get a Cervical Screening Test from most health clinics or services. Find out how to locate your nearest service and who can give the test.

Where you can get a Cervical Screening Test

You can get a Cervical Screening Test at different places Australia-wide. These include:

  • 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.

Use healthdirect’s service finder to locate your nearest health service.

Costs for the Cervical Screening Test

There is a Medicare rebate for cervical screening. If your chosen health service bulk bills there should be no cost to you, depending on when you had your last test. 

Some health services do charge a fee, so it’s best to check if there are any extra costs when making your appointment.

Who you can see for a Cervical Screening Test

You can get a Cervical Screening Test from:

  • 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).

If you prefer, you can ask for a female health professional to do your test.

Some people are eligible to collect their own sample. You need to talk to your doctor, nurse or health worker about this option.

Last updated: 
25 November 2020

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