Colposcopy is a procedure used to assess cervical abnormalities using a colposcope. This is an outpatient procedure. New patients require a 30 minute appointment. Follow-up patients require a 15 minute appointment.

The Colposcopy Department provides colposcopy assessment, treatment of abnormal cervical cells and post-treatment follow up.

Women access Colposcopy services by referrals from:

  • Family Planning Association

  • General Practitioners

  • Sexual Health

  • Independent Nurses

  • Christchurch Women's Prison

  • Transfers from other area

To confirm or reschedule an appointment, phone (03) 364 4466. 

The Lead Colposcopy Nurse at Christchurch Women's Hospital is available Monday-Friday to answer any questions. Phone: (03) 364 4466.

What to Expect

Colposcopy is looking at your cervix through a colposcope. The examination is similar to having a cervical smear test.

You are welcome to bring a support person to your appointment.

Contact details

Level 2
Christchurch Women's Hospital
2 Riccarton Ave

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Page last reviewed: 05 September 2013