The Well Women’s Clinic includes Pap smear screening, education in breast health and other women’s health issues. Preventative Pap smear screening is a high priority at Collie River Valley Medical Centre. In Australia, regular screening saves more than 1,200 women from developing cervical cancer each year. The test detects abnormalities before they develop into cancer and so allows simple management.
Every woman aged between 18 to 69 years who has had intercourse should have a pap smear every two years. First screening should commence about one year after first sexual contact or at the age of 18 years, whichever comes first.
The clinics are held by Sharon Varis who is fully trained by Family Planning of WA. This is within the consult of one of the two obstetric GPs.
Clinic days are on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Appointments outside clinic days can be arranged.
This service is bulk billed and is for well women only. If you have gynaecology or breast symptoms, please book an appointment with your doctor.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable of all cancers. Please book an appointment today!