Bulk billing for cervical screening in May

During the month of May, several local Doctors Surgeries will be conducting bulk billing pap smear clinics.

The Geraldton Medical Group and University Medical Practice are among the surgeries conducting the free service and they are encouraging women to utilise this opportunity.

Geraldton Medical Group doctor Kate Poland expressed the importance of the cervical screenings.

“We are proud to be offering bulk-billing pap test clinics for women and it’s a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of the pap test,” she said.

“The Pap test is a simple test to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. A doctor takes a sample of cells from the cervix and puts them onto a glass slide. The slide is examined at the laboratory and the results are available within two weeks.

“Most Pap test results are normal. A small number show changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes are due to a minor infection (the Human Papilloma Virus) that clears up on its own. In a small number of cases when changes are not treated, they may turn into cervical cancer. That is why having a Pap test every two years is so important.”

You can ring the following clinics to book an appointment for a bulk billed pap smear.

University Medical Practice 9923 9999

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm By appointment only

Geraldton Medical Group 9920 8111

Thursday 8 May Thursday 15 May Thursday 22 May Wednesday 28 May

Sunset Skin Cancer & Medical Centre 9938 3311

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays 9:00am - 1:00pm

Closed between 1:00pm - 2pm Monday - Thursday

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service 9956 6555

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thursday  8:30am - 12:30pm

Womens Health Resource Centre 9964 2742

Thursday 8 May - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday 12 May - 9:00am - 1:30pm

Monday 26 May -  9:00am - 1:30pm

Monday 26 May -  3:00pm - 7:00pm

*After hours appointments only for women who are overdue for their Pap smear and cannot make the day clinics.

Batavia Health 9965 8100

Mondays - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesdays -  8:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesdays -  8:30am - 4:00pm

Midwest Aero Medical Services 9956 8999

Mondays - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesdays - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Thursdays -   8:30am - 4:00pm