Checking for signs of a potential illness, let alone a life-threatening one is a practice that is recommended by doctors and experts. For women, one of the things they need to look out for is cervical cancer.
If you’re looking for a healthcare establishment that offers best pap smear services in Dubai, here are our top picks for your next checkup!
How Much Do a Pap Smear Cost
Pap smear, alternatively called a pap test, involves taking cells from a patient’s cervix and testing them for any abnormalities. The process will only take a few minutes but patients need to wait for several days or weeks for results.
Prices depend on the hospital, the expertise of the specialists as well as any resources needed for the test. These services usually come with a free consultation for discussing the results.
The table below displays a brief estimate of how much you can spend for getting one:
|Pap Smear||AED 350 - AED 500|
The Best Pap Smear Services in Dubai
The following criteria were used in assessing the centers featured in this article:
1. King’s College London Hospital Dubai
|SERVICES||24/7 Emergency Department, Anaesthesiology, ENT, Cardiology, Aviation Medicine, and More!|
|ADDRESS||Kharbash Building - Jumeirah Beach Road Umm Suqeim 1 Billqetair Street (37B street - 2nd Floor - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 519 9999|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Opening its doors in Dubai in 2004, King’s College Hospital London is a multi-specialty international hospital that offers various treatments and services for their patients.
The hospital is a spacious, 100-bed facility that offers enough space for a wide variety of medical fields and practices. Part of the services they offer is in the field of gynecology.
We noticed that the interior is pretty spacious, with large comfortable waiting areas with plenty of seating.
For patients who are recommended or would like to undergo a pap smear so they can be checked for cervical cancer, the hospital actually has it available for them.
We think that it’s best to go here if your specialist is also in the same hospital. Speaking of specialists, the company hires a roster of doctors from various countries such as India, the UK, the UAE, and the US.
We like that their medical professionals have at least five years of experience. Additionally, you will not struggle in finding a specialist that can help you with the examination, as there are a lot of experts available.
You can actually get the exam without a recommendation and then head to one of the hospital’s specialists to have it analyzed and discussed.
We do have to note that to get an exam, you will have to book in advance. However, booking in this hospital is quite convenient.
This is because their official website also serves as an online platform for booking appointments. This is great for potential patients because they can compare their doctor’s schedule with their own availability, especially if they want a consultation after getting their results.
As for the result of this examination, the hospital doesn’t really offer a fast way. At most, you’ll have to wait for at least 3 weeks.
Overall, we recommend going here if your physician is part of the hospital’s roster, as they can be easily contacted by the testing facility, which in turn, the specialist can easily call you in case of extreme results.
2. Mediclinic Dubai Healthcare City
Pap Smear and HPV Testing, Consultation Services
For a full list of their services and specialties, check here.
|ADDRESS||Bldg 37 - 26th St - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai Healthcare City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 800 1999|
|OPERATING HOURS||Open 24 hours. (Monday - Saturday)|
Mediclinic City Hospital is a 280-bed medical center that caters to a wide range of patients that need help in different specialties.
Our first impression is that this is the best place for patients who would want to get two screening tests in one session. This is because the center offers their pap smear test at the same time as an HPV test.
We think that getting two screenings in one day is good value for money. Additionally, the hospital’s staff and medical professionals were efficient and easy to talk with during the process as well as in discussing the results.
Concerning the results, we noticed that they usually come at around 2 to 3 weeks for this hospital. They primarily come printed and will be presented to the patient.
They can, however, request that the results be sent to their physician, if necessary.
Post-consultation for results is an available option as well, especially if you just wanted your yearly screening. The hospital has one specialist available, unfortunately, so scheduling an appointment with them might take a while.
However, this gynecologist is very experienced, and has worked in her field for years. She is also proficient in cervical screening methods, so rest assured that consultation with the hospital’s specialist would be fruitful.
Overall, we recommend getting a screening here for their 2 tests in 1 package, so you can get more coverage for these medical examinations!
Expert Doctor, Great Medical Service
“My review on Dr. Kavita (Gynecologist) is that she is a special human first followed by a great doctor. She took care of me during my recent surgery and aftercare with so much education, concern and empathy. I would recommend her very highly to girls and women who just need a right gynecologist when they are unsure where to go or who to consult.” -Anisha Sagar
3. Novomed Dubai Marina
Pap Smear, Rhinoplasty, Homecare, X-Ray, CT Scan, Thermage, Nutrition Support
For their list of services, go here.
|ADDRESS||Marina Plaza - 3004, 30th Floor - Al Marsa St - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 800 6686|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Friday, Sunday)
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Saturday)
Novomed is a multi-specialty healthcare clinic that provides quite a variety of treatment and services and treatments. From aesthetics to non-aesthetic issues, this clinic will have you covered.
One of the services they can offer are their cervical examinations. Falling under the jurisdiction of their gynecology department, Novomend provides these exams for their patients alone.
Unfortunately, if you want to grab a chance to be tested, you will need to schedule a consultation first with one of the experts on their team.
The specialists are quite experienced, with over 5 to 10 years of experience. Moreover, they are all female, and can reassure patients that they will be in good hands.
There are also a lot of doctors in the clinic, so patients will not have a hard time booking a schedule with any of them.
For the pap smear, expect the results to be forwarded to your chosen physician in the clinic. You can also request a personal hard copy to be handed to you before your follow-up check up post-results.
Now, if their services and specialists have got you intrigued, we do have to note that insurance coverage will often provide partial payment. We recommend checking with your provider beforehand so you can be prepared to pay out of pocket, just in case.
Overall, we recommend getting tested at Novomend if you’re also interested in consulting with one of their many experts!
4. Euromed Clinic Dubai
Pap Smear, Rhinoplasty, Homecare, X-Ray, CT Scan, Thermage, Nutrition Support
For their list of services, go here.
|ADDRESS||Villa 611 - Jumeirah Beach Road - Umm Suqeim 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 394 5422|
|OPERATING HOURS||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)|
Opened in February 2010, Euromed Clinic provides an array of medical, dental, and other types of services for the patients’ healthcare and aesthetic needs.
Their pap smear services are for patients who are willing to go on an initial consultation first with one of their specialists. Even if you’re taking the test for the nth time, the hospital still requires a session with one of their doctors.
Patients who will undergo the test can also avail an additional exam, such an HPV test at the same day. Note that this is an extra charge, and not a package deal.
The hospital is also ready to accept post-result consultations, with their two experienced specialists. They are both women, which can put the patients at ease.
Additionally, they are both DHA-licensed, and have experience in their field for around 10 to 20 years, so you will definitely be in good hands.
Novomed accepts a fair share of insurance policies from different companies, such as Saico Health, Maxcare, Allianz, Whealth International, and more. We do advise checking your chosen policy to see if they would cover the costs for the tests.
Overall, we think Novomed is the best option for those who will be taking the pap smear for the first time, so they can be introduced to a specialist that can clearly explain what’s going to happen.
Additionally, we recommend Novomed for the expert specialists that can guide and explain the results properly and well!
5. Genesis Healthcare Center
Pap Smear Testing, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine
For a full list of their services, go here.
|ADDRESS||Dubai Science Park Towers - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 577 6500
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)|
Genesis Healthcare Center is a medical clinic that provides multi-specialty services for men, women, and children. We noticed that they do lean more on taking care of women and children with the specializations available in their clinic.
Here’s what’s interesting about this center: when it comes to their pap tests, they can provide you with either a family medicine specialist or a gynecologist for the exam (as well as the post-result consultation).
We think this approach is a bit unique, as from what we’ve seen from the other healthcare centers that provide the same examination for women, usually they would refer these patients to a gynecologist only.
Of course, the patient can choose which of Genesis’ specialists they prefer to go to. There isn’t a strict restriction on pre-exam consultation, which is also nice.
Additionally, patients can also request for an HPV test at the same time, provided that their doctor would also second the recommendation.
The specialists that will handle the medical test are all proficient in their practice. Some of them are not just certified within Dubai, but also in other countries, such as the UK.
If we quantify their expertise in terms of years of experience, the average for all the specialists that can do pap smears for patients is around 5 to 15 years.
Overall, we think that Genesis Healthcare Center is a good choice for patients. This is especially true if they’d like the choice of having consultations with either a family medicine specialist or a gynecologist before or after the exam.
Attentive and Expert Care
“My experience with Dr George and the team of Doctors, midwives and nurses at Genesis Healthcare Centre has always been exceptional. Dr George is thorough, attentive, empathetic and compassionate – truly a gem of a person. I’ve also been under the meticulous care of Dr Salma & Dr Hussein and have always been grateful for their professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Genesis Healthcare Centre to expectant mothers.” – Heba A, via Google Reviews
FAQs About Pap Smear Services in Dubai
Hopefully, any of these clinics can aid you in taking a pap smear! If you’re interested in more healthcare services, check out our article on the best midwives in Dubai.