What to get screened for?

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
Mammogram, every 2 years

The OBSP offers free, high-quality mammograms to eligible Ontario residents, ages 50 to 74, with no signs of breast cancer. You can book your own appointment, or book through your healthcare provider. For a complete list of local OBSP locations in the region please visit hnhbscreenforlife.ca

Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
Pap test, every 3 years

The OCSP recommends a Pap test for anyone with a cervix, ages 21-69,  through their healthcare provider. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can get a Pap test on the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach.

FIT at-home screening test, every 2 years

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a safe and easy at-home test for Ontario residents ages 50-74 that screens for signs of colon cancer. It available from your healthcare provider, such as your family doctor or nurse practitioner. People without a healthcare provider can contact the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach at 1-855-338-3131 or Telehealth Ontario’s colon cancer screening line at 1-866-828-9213.

Why get screened?

Screening can find signs of cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. All three screening programs will send you a reminder letter in the mail when it’s time to get screened.

When to screen?

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
For Ontario residents, ages 50 – 74
Every 2 years

Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
For Ontario residents, ages 21-69
Every 3 years

ColonCancerCheck (FIT at-home screening test)
For Ontario residents, ages 50-74
Every 2 years