Why have a smear test?
Detect the early signs of cervical cancer and treat it quickly with a cervical smear test. NZ has one of the world’s best screening programmes to deal with this highly preventable cancer.
Testing for cervical cancer is an effective way to find changes in your cervix as soon as they occur, before they become cancers. Since the cervical screening programme began in NZ, the number of women dying from cervical cancer has dropped by more than 60%.
Who should have a regular smear test?
- All women aged 25 to 69
- Any woman who has ever been sexually active
- This includes women who only have sex with women, those who have been through menopause and women who are no longer having sex
- Non-binary and trans people who have a cervix also need regular smear tests
HPV and cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus, HPV. This virus is spread through sexual contact and activity.
An estimated 80% of people who have ever been sexually active have had an HPV infection at some time in their lives.
Regular cervical smear screening for Kiwi women helps us prevent you from cervical cancer.
You can read more about cervical screening here.
Health care professionals providing cervical smear testing
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
|Age||Screening appointment||GP appointment||Total|
|0-13 yrs||-||15 minutes|
|13-17 yrs||-||15 minutes|
|18-39 yrs||15 minutes|
|40+ yrs||15 minutes|
* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
14-17 years $13
18+ years $15
Urgent prescription $25
We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
These are consultation prices only.
Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $13.00 18 years & over - $19.50
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.