At Dingle Medical Centre we provide a range of women's health services. Our female GPs and practice nurses have a special interest in this area.
The practice is registered with Cervical Check (cervical cancer screening programme) which allows for free cervical screening (smear tests) for women aged between 25 and 60.
If you are outside of this age bracket you are still able to have a smear test but unfortunately the cost will not be covered by the HSE. If you have any concerns please discuss this with your doctor or nurse.
A smear test involves taking cells from the neck of the womb using a soft brush and sending them for analysis. The procedure is very straight forward and takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Please visit www.cervicalcheck.ie or call 1850 454 555 to find out more and to register for a free screening.
Other services that we include are:
- Breast Checks
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) checks
- Advice on Contraception
- Fitting of the Mirena Coil (or other coils used as contraception and for treatment of heavy periods)
- Fitting of the Implanon (an implanted contraceptive device)
- Counselling and administrationi of the Cervical Cancer Vaccine (involves 2 injections that greatly reduce the chance of developing cervical cancer)
Please ask your doctor or nurse for more information.