HPV screening clinic | Saturday 13th April

March 22nd, 2024

Upper Hutt Health Centre is running a HPV screening clinic (previously known as Cervical Screening) on Saturday 13th April between the hours of 830am – 12.00pm.

You can now do this as a self – swab.

If you are due or overdue give us a call to book in for this clinic on 04 920 1800

For more information please see: https://www.timetoscreen.nz/cervical-screening/

Cervical screening is important

The cervix is in the lower part of the uterus, at the top of the vagina.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Regular cervical screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation are the best ways to protect yourself.

Screening allows for early detection, follow-up testing and treatment. It finds early warning signs before they become cancer.

Of the 180 people who get cervical cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand every year, 85% have either never been screened or have not had regular screening.

Find out about HPV and cervical cancer.

HPV and cervical cancer

Cost of cervical screening

The National Cervical Screening Programme is not fully funded. However, free screening is available for women and people with a cervix who:

  • are Māori or Pacific, any age
  • are 30 years and over who are under-screened (have not had a test in the past 5 years), or have never had a screening test
  • require follow-up testing, any age
  • hold a Community Services Card, any age.