Information for Patients

Colposcopy Care in Alberta

A colposcopy is the standard next step for people who have had an abnormal result on their Pap test.

It is a procedure that allows your doctor to get a close-up look at your vulva, vagina, and the opening of your uterus, called the cervix. It is an easy way to look for cell changes that may, or may not, turn into cancer.

For more information about cancer screening, visit

Patient Education Video Series

Education videos, transcripts, and printable handouts are available to help patients understand what a colposcopy is, what to expect during and after, and what results and follow-up options may include.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Facility-Specific Appointment Information

Important: Not all Alberta colposcopy clinics have webpages dedicated to patient appointment information.

Edmonton Zone

Calgary Zone

Related Resources

Colposcopy Information

Abnormal Pap Test

Treatment for Abnormal Cervical Cells

Additional Translations

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Information

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Information

Women’s Health

Sexual & Reproductive Health