Cervical Cancer Screening

The screening test for cervical cancer is a Pap test.  A Pap test checks the cervix for cell changes that can turn into cancer.  The cervix is the lower narrow opening of the uterus that joins with the vagina.

Pap tests can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops.  Having regular Pap tests, early treatment and HPV immunization can prevent most cancers of the cervix.

Who should be screened for cervical cancer

Most women need a Pap test starting at age 21 and then every 3 years.

Women who are 70 or older should talk to their doctor about whether they can stop having Pap tests.

You can have a free Pap test at your doctor’s office or at one of the clinics below if you do not have a doctor.

Location Phone number Hours

Queenston Walk-In Clinic
631 Queenston Road, Suite 103
Hamilton, Ontario L8K 6R5

905-578-9255

Wednesday - 5 to 9 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm
Walk-in only, no appointments
 Handicap accessible

Stoney Creek Medical Walk-In Clinic
140 Centennial Parkway North, Unit 2A
Hamilton, Ontario  L8E 1H9

905-561-9255

Call first

Walk-in only, no appointments

Monday to Friday - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9 am to 12 pm

Wheelchair accessible

Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian interpretation available

Locke Street Walk-In Medical Clinic
206 Locke Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B4

905-570-0440

Check www.lockewalkinmedical.ca for hours

Hamilton Walk In-Clinic
500 Centennial Parkway North
Hamilton, Ontario L8E 0G2

905-594-1828 Call for an appointment
Screen for Life Mobile Cancer Screening Coach 905-975-4467 Various locations in Hamilton
 

Dundurn Medical Centre
50 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4W3

905-529-4040

Every other Wednesday 4 to 7 pm

Call for an appointment

Main West Walk-In Clinic
1685 Main Street West, Unit 135B
Hamilton,  Ontario L8S 1G5

905-521-2222 Call for an appointment

John Street Medical Walk In Clinic
225 John St. South
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2C7

905-529-9779

Call first to find out availability for pap test

  1. Book an appointment for a Pap test with your doctor.  A Pap test is usually done as part of your check-up.
  2. If you do not have a doctor, call one of the clinics listed above.  Call first to ask if the clinic has a female doctor if that is a concern for you.
  3. Bring your health card to your appointment.
  4. A Pap test is done by lying down on an exam table.  The doctor wipes cells from the cervix to send to a lab for testing.  The Pap test only takes a few minutes.
  5. You and your doctor will get a letter with the test results.  Your doctor will call you for more tests if needed.

Contact us

For more information, email publichealth@hamilton.ca.