Cervix screening saves lives. You can now choose how you’d like to screen for cervical cancer:
- Cervix self-screening at home or at a health care provider’s office
- Pap test with a health care provider
Anyone with a cervix, including women and TTGD (Two-Spirit, transgender and gender diverse) people, between the ages of 25 and 69, should be screened for cervical cancer every three to five years. The test is free and only takes a few minutes of your time.
Cervix self-screening is a new way to screen for cervical cancer that can be done wherever you feel comfortable, like your home or at a health care provider’s office. It’s an alternative to the Pap for routine screening.
To order a free cervix self-screening kit, fill out an online kit request form or call 1-800-702-6566.Request a kit
If you prefer to continue using a Pap test for your cervical screening, contact your health care provider or a medical clinic.
You can find a health care provider by:
- Using our clinic locator to find a clinic that accepts patients for Pap tests. We recommend that you call the clinic of your choice to check that Pap clinic information is accurate and up-to-date.
- Calling HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 and speaking with a Health Service Navigator. They will review options with you, including how to find a family doctor accepting new patients, accessing walk-in clinics, or finding a nurse practitioner in your community.
- Searching for a primary care provider using the Pathways Medical Care Directory.