We offer a Women's Health Check program, which provides pap test
screenings for cervical cancer, as well as STI screening when
We also run a Family Practice Nursing program, which
places nurses in family medicine clinics to work alongside family physicians. These family practice nurses (FPNs) help to deliver pre and
post natal care and women's health care for female patients.
Gynecologists: To access a gynecologist/obstetrician in Fort McMurray, you need to be referred by a family physician.
If you have a history of abnormal pap results, please call the PCN to speak with a nurse prior to your appointment. The nurse will review your history to determine whether the screening can be completed at the PCN, or if a visit with your family physician is required.
According to recent changes to the Pap guidelines, there are specific things you must avoid prior to your appointment. For 24 hours prior to your appointment you must avoid:
The use of birth control creams/jellies, or lubricant
Breast Exams/Mammography: Our
Women's Health Check does not include breast examinations. For concerns
regarding breast health and mammography, please visit your family physician.