Who takes your screen

It is completely up to you who takes your screen.

Your choices include:

  • your usual doctor or nurse at a GP clinic, if you have one
  • Māori, Pacific or women’s community health centres
  • outreach services, like marae or mobile units
  • Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa
  • sexual health services, as part of a full consult visit.

Some healthcare providers may offer a take-home option, talk to them if this is of interest to you.

You may take a support person with you to your appointment. When booking, mention if you need an interpreter or if you have a disability that means you need support.

The National Screening Unit can help you find someone to take your screen. Give us a call on freephone 0800 729 729


Screening Support Services

Screening Support Services can assist those who experience barriers to accessing breast and cervical screening, assessment and treatment services.

People who are eligible to access Screening Support Services can be referred to, or directly request assistance from a Screening Support Services provider.

Some Screening Support Services providers have mobile teams who make community visits and home visits, while others are based in clinics around the motu. The teams are a mixture of clinical and non-clinical staff, inclusive of kaiāwhina and kaimahi (support staff).

Screening Support Services in Aotearoa New Zealand (internal link)


Find screening services in your area

HealthPoint, a healthcare provider directory, offers another way to find screening providers in your area.

Enter cervical screening in the search bar of the Healthpoint website.

Healthpoint (external link)