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Ontario Cervical Screening Program

The Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP) is a province-wide screening program that provides women with access to comprehensive, coordinated, high-quality cervical screening. The program’s goal is to reduce the risk of developing or dying from cervical cancer by increasing the percentage of women who get screened regularly and who have timely and appropriate follow-up of abnormal results.

Regular Pap tests can detect changes in the cells of the cervix before they become cancerous. Catching these changes early (and treating them, if necessary) can prevent cervical cancer. The program also supports family doctors and nurse practitioners so they can provide the best possible cervical screening for their patients.

Screening Letters Sent to Women

The program sends letters to women to invite them to book a Pap test, inform them of their test results and remind them when it is time to return for screening. Learn more about the screening letters sent to women.