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.
A simple test can save your life. Take care of your health. Do not delay – contact your local health care provider to book your Pap Test today.
Where can I get a Pap Test? Click the link for a list of locations
in the Labrador-Grenfell Health Region.
For more information on cervical cancer, call Labrador-Grenfell Health’s Regional Cervical Screening Initiatives Office at (709) 897-3116/3113 or contact the Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives Office toll-free at 1-866-643-8719. You may also visit their website at http://westernhealth.nl.ca/index.php/programs-and-services/services-a-z/provincial-cervical-screening-initiatives-program.
Walk-in Pap Clinic at the Labrador South Health Centre, Forteau
- Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
- Call 709-931-2450 for more information
- A simple Pap test can save your life!
Labrador-Grenfell Health supports an organized provincial approach to cervical screening, in partnership with the other regional health authorities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Why 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.
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.
For more information on the new cervical screening recommendations please contact:
Cervical Screening Initiatives Program
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL