Pap Tests

DISCLAIMER: TBDHU is not offering routine pap appointments until further notice due to COVID-19 capacity. If you are due for a pap test, please request one from your primary care provider. If you do not have a provider, call 807-625-5976 for more information on community resources.

 

The Pap test is an important tool to help screen for cervical cancer. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit provides Pap tests free of charge to women who meet the Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) screening guidelines:

  • Age 21 or older who have engaged in any sort of sexual activity
  • Have not had a Pap test in the past three years
  • Have had an abnormal test and need testing more often

Women over the age of 70 who have not had abnormal results do not need a Pap test according to CCO screening guidelines.

To book an appointment for a Pap test, please contact the Sexual Health Clinic.

 

For Further Information

Call the Sexual Health Clinic: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 17/02/2022