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CervicalCheck & Smear Tests

The national cervical screening programme (Cervical Check) is provided by the HSE National Screening Service. Women and people with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 65 are advised to make an appointment for regular cervical screening when due.

If you are on the register for cervical screening, you will be invited to book for a screening test from age 25.  You can check the register here by entering your PPS number and date of birth. If you are not on the register, you can enter your details and register with the programme.

You will have your last cervical screening test between the ages of 60 and 65.

You can find more details here on the Cervical Check website about the types of screening test, results etc.

When booking a Cervical screening test appointment at Sirona Medical, we will:
• Confirm that you have received a letter for testing and the date of the letter. You will need to bring this letter or the unique number on the letter (CSPID) to your appointment.
• It is very important that you please read the screening form and consent before you attend for your appointment. The form can be seen https://www.cervicalcheck.ie/ or you can collect a copy of the form at the practice (telephone to arrange collection).
• When you attend for your booked appointment, you will be asked if you have read and understood the HPV screening and sample taking. The nurse may be able to answer some questions. You will need to check in for your appointment at the Reception Intercom.

When your smear is completed, the results are usually available 4-6 weeks. You will receive a letter with your results from CervicalCheck and you can contact the practice if you have any queries relating to the results. Some women may choose to have a smear outside of the CervicalCheck scheme. You may have a smear done privately and there is a fee payable.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as irregular bleeding or pain, it is recommended that you book an appointment to discuss your symptoms with a doctor as a cervical smear is a screening, as opposed to a diagnostic test.