You'll be sent an invitation letter in the post when it's time to book your cervical screening appointment.
Your letter will tell you where you can go for cervical screening and how to book.
Most cervical screening is done in a GP surgery by a female nurse or doctor.
In some parts of England you may be able to go to a local sexual health clinic instead.
Call your GP surgery to book an appointment with them. You might be able to book the appointment online.
Call your GP surgery to book an appointment if you think you need cervical screening but:
You'll still be sent a letter.
To book a cervical screening appointment, you can:
Try to book your appointment as soon as you get invited. If you missed your last cervical screening, you do not need to wait for a letter.
It's best to book an appointment when:
Read more about cervical screening during pregnancy if:
Avoid using any vaginal medications, lubricants or creams in the 2 days before you have your test as they can affect the results.
It's OK to let the GP surgery know if you have any worries about going for cervical screening.