Health Screenings for Women
The Well Woman is our most comprehensive women's health screening. It includes an initial assessment carried out by our Practice Nurse and a follow up consultation with your doctor. The Well Woman is a top to toe screening and, as well as covering a range of topics such as family history of disease, cardiovascular and gynaecological concerns, skin care and bone health, you are invited to discuss any additional specific concerns you may have.
The total cost for the Well Woman check up is €200. Any additional investigations or follow up care are not covered by this cost, but we do offer reduced rates to Well Woman patients for lung function testing and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.
Preparing for Your Well Woman Appointment
We recommend that you omit alcohol from your diet for 2 days prior to your tests with the nurse. Please fast for 12 hours in advance (sips of water are allowed but no tea / coffee / food etc). Please bring a urine sample with you. Urine bottles are available at reception if you need one.
We also offer mini medicals designed for women with busy lives. The mini medical crams the most relevant health checks for your needs into a 30 minute appointment and your GP will follow up with you by telephone afterwards when your test results come back from the laboratory - enabling you to get on with your hectic schedule! To book a mini medical please contact reception at (01) 286 0568.
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