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Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program

 Location: Alberta Wide

The Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program (ACCSP) is a provincial screening program that works to increase the number of women and people with a cervix, aged 25 to 69, and have been sexually active who get screened regularly for cervical cancer using Pap tests. A Pap test is a test that checks the cells of the cervix for abnormal changes. The program also works to help educate individuals about the importance of cervical cancer screening.

Getting screened regularly, following up on abnormal Pap test results and getting the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine are the best way to prevent cervical cancer. Services include:

  • working with healthcare providers to support women, aged 25 to 69, in getting cervical cancer screening across the province.
  • offering additional testing in Pap test samples with minor cell changes (positive low-grade results), called reflex HPV testing, to help decide what follow-up is needed.
  • providing cervical cancer screening information and education to eligible women and healthcare providers.
  • sending screening invitations, result recalls and follow-up letters to eligible women.

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Contact Details

Alberta Wide

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Women and people with a cervix, aged 25 to 69, who live in Alberta are eligible for regular cervical cancer screening using Pap tests every 3 years unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. Talk to your healthcare provider about what’s right for you.

If you're between the ages of 25 and 69, you're automatically included in the program. If you haven't already had a Pap test in Alberta, the Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program (ACCSP) will send you a letter inviting you to get screened.
Optional screening is available from age 21 to 24 based on informed patient choice.

Service Access

Book an appointment for a Pap test at your healthcare provider’s office or at a women’s health clinic. If you need a healthcare provider or want to go to a women’s health clinic you can call Health Link at 811 or visit

Service Languages
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Also Known As
Human Papillomavirus, Pap test, Screening for Life