Request an Appointment for Pap and Cervical Cancer Screening

Having a regular Pap test is the best way you can protect yourself from cervical cancer. You can use this online form to request an appointment for a Pap test.

What is a Pap test?

During a Pap test a family physician, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse will remove a small sample of cells from the cervix. These cells are examined under a microscope and monitored for any abnormal changes to ensure cervical cancer does not develop.

How often should I be tested?

In general, women of average risk should have a regular Pap test every three years. If you have ever been treated for abnormal cells (cervical dysplasia) or cancer of the cervix or if you have a weakened immune system, you should be screened every year.  You may have a weakened immune system if you are:

  • a transplant recipient; or
  • being treated with chemotherapy or taking long-term corticosteroids; or
  • HIV/AIDS positive.

What do I need to request an appointment?

You will need your PEI Health Card and your personal contact information.


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