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GHA Screening

Screening is a way of finding out if people have a higher chance of having a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions.

This page gives an overview of screening, with links to the different types of screening offered by the GHA in Gibraltar.

Screening Programme


Infectious diseases (hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis) SBH Maternity Ward (200 72266 Ext: 2134)
Down’s syndrome, Patau’s syndrome and Edwards’ syndrome SBH Maternity Ward (200 72266 Ext: 2134)
Sickle cell disease SBH Maternity Ward (200 72266 Ext: 2134)
Physical development of the baby (20-week scan or mid-pregnancy scan) SBH Radiology dept. (200 72266 Ext: 2286)
Diabetic eye screening (if you are pregnant and have type 1 or type 2 diabetes) Primary Care Centre (200 72355)
Newborn babies
Physical examination (includes the eyes, heart, hips and testes) Children Health Centre (200 07961)
Hearing test Children Health Centre (200 07961)
Blood spot test (to check if the baby has any of 9 rare conditions) SBH Maternity Ward (200 72266 Ext: 2134)
Diabetic eye screening
From the age of 12, all people with diabetes are offered an annual diabetic eye test to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy. SBH Ophthalmic dept. (200 72266 Ext: 2688)
Cervical screening is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix.
It is offered every 3 years for those aged 25 to 49, and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64.
Primary Care Centre (200 72355)
Breast screening
Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer.
Women over 70 can self-refer.
SBH Radiology dept. (200 72266 Ext: 2286)
Bowel screening
Everyone aged 60 to 74 is offered a bowel cancer screening home test kit every 2 years. SBH Public Health dept. (20072266 Ext: 2025)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
AAA screening is offered to men during the screening year (1 April to 31 March) that they turn 65 to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta).
Men over 65 can self-refer.
SBH Public Health dept. (20072266 Ext: 2025)
Vision screening Carried out by the Orthoptist at local schools during the Reception academic year  SBH Ophthalmic dept (200 72266 ext 2226 or direct number 20007226)


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