It is important for women between 25-60 years old to have regular smear tests. At Harcourt health doctor , we participate in the National Cervical Check free scheme.
If you are interested , you have to register on line at www.cervicalcheck.ie, then a letter of invite is sent out to you , which you can bring along to the practice. Alternatively you can ring 1800454555 and register on the phone. Remember a smear test is best done approx 10- 14 days after your period starts.The results take approx 4-5 weeks after the test is carried out.
If a woman would like a smear test outside the suggested screening programme intervals , the doctors are happy to do this and send the sample to a private lab in Dublin for a charge (see fees).