The Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP) recommends that eligible women get a free Pap test every three years through their healthcare provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
Pap tests are recommended for women ages 25 to 69 who have ever been sexually active. Pap tests are also recommended for members of the LGBTQ community who were born with a cervix.
The OCSP will send you a reminder letter when it’s time to book your next appointment. Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable, but it means staying up-to-date with Pap tests.
For more information about the OCSP, please click here.