Pap Smears

Early detection saves lives

What Are Pap Smears?

A pap smear is a simple, painless test that can help to detect cervical cancer. It is able to identify if there are any abnormal (precancerous or cancerous) cells in the cervix.


If done early, pap smears are able to detect precancerous changes in the cervix long before cancer develops. Initiating treatment at this early stage can prevent cervical cancer from even occurring.

Why Pap Smears?

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer among Singaporean women. Every year, around 300 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. In later stages, cervical cancer can be terminal and costly to treat.


Pap smears are an affordable and simple way of keeping protecting yourself from cervical cancer.

In addition, getting vaccinated is a good way of protecting yourself from cervical cancer. Cervical cancer vaccination, or HPV vaccination, provides long-term protection from cervical cancer. The vaccination is Medisave-claimable - learn more.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Cervical cancer symptoms include the following:

1. Abnormal vaginal discharge

2. Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as post-coital, in between periods, or post-menopause

3. Pain during sexual intercourse

Oftentimes, there are no symptoms during the early stages of cervical cancer. That being said, it is important to go for regular pap smears.

Who should go for pap smears?

Sexually active women who are over 25 years of age should go for regular pap smears.


The recommended frequency for pap smears is once every 1-3 years.

Do you have female doctors available?

We have female doctors at our Bukit Batok, Sembawang, and Woodlands branches. If you would like to consult a female doctor, please call in advance to confirm your appointment. Our doctors may be on leave during certain periods.

Pap Smear Prices

Thinprep Pap Smear - $64.20


Temasek Medical Centre is under the Screen For Life (SFL) scheme. Eligible Singaporeans are able to have a pap smear done at $5. CHAS card holders may have a pap smear done at $2. To be eligible, you need to have the SFL letter. Alternatively, please contact us - our clinic staff will be able to help you to check if you are eligible.

Appointment Booking


Temasek Medical Centre Bukit Batok

(GP & Aesthetic Services)

413 Bukit Batok West Ave 4,

#01-214, Singapore 650413

Tel: (+65) 6565 6556

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 1:00pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Closed on Sun and PH

Temasek Medical Centre

Yew Tee

(GP & Aesthetic Services)

624 Choa Chu Kang St 62,

#01-226 , Singapore 680624

Tel: (+65) 6766 5766

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 12:30pm;

2:00 pm- 4:30pm;

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm

PH: 9:00am - 12:00pm

(Closed on Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year)

Temasek Medical Centre Sembawang

(GP Services)

406 Sembawang Dr, 

Singapore 750406

Tel: (+65) 6555 1155

Mon - Fri: 

8:30am - 1:00pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm;

7:00pm - 9:30pm (Mon, Tue & Thurs Nights)

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on PH

Temasek Medical Centre Woodlands

(GP Services)

Block 883 Woodlands Street 82, #02-466 Woodlands North Plaza, Singapore 730883

Tel: (+65)  6366 8366

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 12:30pm;

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sun: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on PH

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