Starting December 7th, BC Cancer is implementing a facilitated referral process for cervix screening participants who have pap test results recommending colposcopy follow-up.
After the Cervix Screening Program receives a cervix screening result that recommends colposcopy follow-up, a referral will be sent to a colposcopy clinic on the same or next business day. The patient’s primary care provider on record will be notified of the referral as well. A result letter will be sent to the patient to advise them that follow-up is needed and to notify them which clinic they have been referred to. Colposcopy clinic staff will arrange an appointment for the patient.
After the colposcopy, the result will be sent to the primary care provider
For patients who have normal pap test results, BC Cancer will recall patients directly with mailed reminder letters when they are due for re-screening.
For more information, please check out this Fact Sheet from BC Cancer Screening.