Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. Please note that we will not be offering phone appointments over the Easter Weekend (10-13 April). 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) until the end of April. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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Changes to cervical screening programme from 2018 is good news

Friday, March 11, 2016

National News

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that from 2018, cervical smear tests will be analysed for HPV rather than cytology.

Our national medical advisor Dr Christine Roke says the change to the way smear samples are tested will give a more accurate result and will allow for five-yearly smear tests.

“Our clients won’t notice any change to the way we take cervical smear tests,” Dr Roke says. “The change is in the laboratory where the samples are tested. They will be using a new technology that gives a more accurate result.” 

Dr Roke says the best protection from cervical cancer is to have the HPV vaccination and to have regular cervical smear tests.

Read more about the change to the cervical smear programme.

 

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