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The CervicalCheck screening programme

1. Why you are offered a free cervical screening test
2. What causes abnormal cells in the cervix
3. Cervical cancer
4. Benefits and limitations of screening
5. The CervicalCheck screening programme


CervicalCheck is the national cervical screening programme. We aim to reduce the number of women in Ireland who develop cervical cancer.

We offer free screening tests to all women aged 25 to 60 who live in Ireland.

You can book your screening test directly with a GP or nurse registered with CervicalCheck.

If you're on the CervicalCheck register, we will send you a letter to remind you when your next screening test due.

Check to see if you're on the CervicalCheck register

Check when your next cervical screening test is due

If you don't want to be part of our screening programme, you can opt-out. You need to complete and sign a form called 'Opt-off by Woman'. Read about how to opt-out of CervicalCheck.

Women's Charter

CervicalCheck is committed to providing you with a safe and reliable service.

Details about how we deliver our service and our commitments to you are set out in our ' Women’s Charter'.

CervicalCheck Women's Charter - English

CervicalCheck Women's Charter - Irish (Cairt na mBan)

More information about cervical screening

You can read more information in our guides:

HPV and cervical screening
About your free cervical screening test - English
About your cervical screening test - Irish (Maidir le do scagthastail ceirbheacs saor in aisce)
About your cervical screening test - pictures version
Cervical screening and pregnancy
Colposcopy - English
Colposcopy - Polish
About your cervical screening test result - English
About your cervical screening test result - Irish (Cad a chiallaíonn torthaí do thástála smearaidh)
About your cervical screening test result - Latvian (Par jūsu uztriepes pārbaudes rezultātiem)
About your cervical screening test result - Lithuanian (Apie Jūsų tepinėlio testo rezultatus)
About your cervical screening test result - Polish (Informacje o wynikach badania cytologicznego)

If you would like this information in another format such as braille, please contact us.

Our Freephone number is: 1800 45 45 55 (+353 21 421 7612 if calling from outside Ireland).

You can also email access@cervicalcheck.ie.

The Irish Cancer Society also publishes information and support leaflets on cervical cancer screening. View information from the Irish Cancer Society.

Order information leaflets

You can order print copies of our information leaflets from the HealthBrochures.ie website. To do so:

  1. Visit the HealthBrochures.ie website.
  2. Select 'Cervical Check' as the publisher.

You can then view all the available information leaflets and place an order.