Ballarat Community Health (BCH) acknowledges that Ballarat and the surrounding districts have the lowest cervical screening rates in Victoria, and has responded to this by establishing several nurse-led Pap Test clinics based at our Lucas, Cooinda, Sebastopol and Smythesdale sites.

We have a number of qualified Nurse Pap Test Providers who are credentialed through PapScreen Victoria to provide this service.

In addition to performing Pap Smears, the Nurse Pap Test Provider can refer clients to other services, and provide education and health promotion around the areas of sexual and reproductive health, breast health, menopause and continence.

Services include:

  • Pap smear testing
  • Women’s health issues
  • Breast Health information
  • Sexual health information
  • Referral to Sexual Health Clinic and other services and programs at Ballarat Community Health
  • Follow up of results and referral as appropriate

Program Information

Who is it for?

Women 18 years and over

How much time will it take?

45 minutes

When is it held?

Tuesdays 2.00-5.00pm

Where is it held?

Ballarat Community Health – Sexual Health Clinic, Lucas

Who provides it?

Community Health Nurse

How do I get into the program?

Phone Ballarat Community Health on 5338 4541 to speak to Intake Staff