Women’s Health


Women aged 45 – 69 years can access a free mammogram / breastscreen every two years. Your general practice will contact you when you are about to turn 45 years about your mammogram.

If your routine screening shows you have breast cancer, you can discuss treatment options with your general practitioner. This appointment will be free.

Contact: Your general practice team or
BreastScreen South:
P: 0800 270 200
E: admin@screensouth.nz

Cervical Screening

General practice teams provide cervical smears for women aged 20 to 70. It is recommended you have a smear test every three years to reduce your chance of getting cervical cancer. Some women may be eligible for a free smear – ask your GP team.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women between 28 and 38 weeks are encouraged to get a free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination.

Contact: Your general practice team or Lead Maternity Carer.

What if I need help finding health care?

Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can help you:

  • enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
  • get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
  • visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
  • find other Community Services to support you.

Find out more about PCWs and how to contact them.