Our doctors and nurses carry out a variety of services especially tailored for women's needs at every stage in life including cervical smears, maternity care, health screening and skin problems.
Dr. Geraldine Holland, Dr Melanie Piercy, Dr. Eimear O'Hanlon, Dr Mairead Cassidy and Dr Lisa Devine offer specialist family planning services, including insertion and removal of long acting contraception.
Dr Melanie Piercy has a particular interest in skin problems and Dr. Eoin Spillane also offers expert skin care including treatment for acne, mole removal and skin tag removal.
More information about Health Screenings and Cervical Smear Screening below:
HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR WOMEN
CervicalCheck Smear Testing
The National Cervical Screening Programme is a Government-funded service that provides free smear tests to women aged 25-60. This has been introduced in Ireland in September 2008 and is available at Carlton Clinic.
What is cervical screening?
Cervical screening tests women for changes in the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb) by a smear test.
What is a smear test?
A smear test (sometimes called a pap test) is used for cervical screening. It is a simple procedure where a doctor or nurse (smeartaker) takes a sample of cells from the cervix to look for early changes. A smear test can identify cell changes before they become cancer cells. If these cells are not found and treated, they could become cancerous.
Why should I have this test?
Quite simply, having a regular smear test could save your life.
Who should have a smear test?
Every woman aged between 25 and 60 should have a regular smear test and continue to have regular smear tests after the menopause. If you are aged over 60 years and have never had a smear test, please contact your local doctor to discuss your cervical screening needs.
More information on Cervical Check Screening can be found at cervicalcheck.ie
The most effective contraceptive methods are known as LARC (Long Acting Reversible or Longer Lasting Contraception).
These are highly effective methods, with very low failure rates as they are essentially “fit and forget” methods so no need for daily reminders. These methods are also highly cost effective, with no need for regular checks that might be needed with other methods.
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods include:
Intra-uterine devices (also known as coils)
Implants (often referred to as ‘the bar’) – inserted under the skin in the upper arm
Injections, given every three months.