Education package found at  Create a free account before proceeding (click on the “create an account tab”).  Click on courses. Note: you must click on the course tab to bring up a list of all courses. If you place the cursor on the tab, it will not bring up all courses. Scroll down to the course entitled Cervical Screening for Family Physicians (this course is for all health care providers) and select it.   You must be logged into your free account created earlier. Click on launch course to begin

Who should have a Pap Test?

All women who are or ever have been sexually active. You should continue to have a Pap Test even if you are no longer having a menstrual cycle or if you are no longer sexually active.

Labrador-Grenfell Health is a part of the Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Program, working as a team with all physicians and health care providers to remind women of the importance of regular screening.

Why should I have a Pap Test?

A routine Pap test can find cell changes at an early stage, when women have no signs or symptoms of being ill.  A routine Pap test can find most cell changes but no screening test is perfect. Repeat tests ensure accuracy.

When should I get a Pap Test?

To improve screening services for women and health care providers in our province, new screening and clinical management guidelines/protocols were introduced to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011.

These recommendations include:

  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, start Pap testing at age 21
  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, have a Pap test once a year for three years in a row.  If all results are normal, have a Pap test every three years.
Click here to view the Cervical Screening Guidelines

Where can I get a Pap Test?

Cervical Screening Initiatives Program

Labrador-Grenfell Health supports an organized provincial approach to cervical screening, in partnership with the other regional health authorities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information, visit the Cervical Screening Initatives Program website.

Learn more

For more information on cervical screening please contact:

Tracey Winters
Regional Coordinator
Cervical Screening Initiatives Program
Labrador-Grenfell Health
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

OR  contact

Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Office

toll-free at 1-866-643-8719.

Or visit their website