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Breastscreen WA


BreastScreen WA provides a high quality, FREE screening mammography service for women in WA over 40 with no breast symptoms.

Since it commenced service in 1989, BreastScreen WA has been recognised as a centre of excellence in screening mammography. The service aims to reduce death and suffering associated with breast cancer through early detection.

BreastScreen WA has six metropolitan screening services and four mobile units which visit most country towns and the outer metropolitan area every two years. It is a centrally coordinated service which ensures all West Australian women receive the same high quality service, regardless of where they live.

BreastScreen WA maintains a central registry of women aged over 50 years and ensures that each of these women receives a reminder notice to attend for mammography screening every two years.

Accreditation

BreastScreen WA has full accreditation status with the national breast screening program. This means the service meets BreastScreen Australia’s rigorous National Accreditation Requirements.

Accreditation ensures a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary approach to screening, assessment and management of screen-detected breast abnormalities. It includes all aspects of the process including technical quality assurance, community and professional education, counselling, consumer satisfaction, data management and staff training.


Contact Information:

Location:  1st Floor, Eastpoint Plaza, 233 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Postal Address:  PO Box 8172, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Phone:  9323 6700 (gen. info.)
13 20 50 (screening services locations & bookings all areas)
Fax:  9323 6799
Web:  http://www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au/
Email:  breastscreenwa@health.wa.gov.au

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This unit last updated: 21 Sep 2004, 3:01pm