The National Screening Unit (NSU) is within the National Health Board of the Ministry of Health and is responsible for the development, management and monitoring of nationally-organised population-based screening in New Zealand. This website aims to provide information on the five nationally-based screening programmes, and one quality improvement initiative, the services provided and how to access them.
New Zealand's free national breast screening programme checks women aged between 45 and 69 for signs of early breast cancer. For further information call 0800 270 200.
The National Cervical Screening Programme checks women aged between 20 and 70 for abnormal cell changes to the cervix. For further information call 0800 729 729.
If you are pregnant you can have screening for HIV for yourself, and for conditions in your baby. Screening for hearing loss and metabolic disorders are also available for your new baby.
Are you are a health professional or other provider offering services within our programmes or providing people with information about them? view information and resources of interest.