BreastScreen Queensland provides free breast cancer screening for all eligible Queensland women. Women aged from 50 to 74 years are particularly encouraged to visit a BreastScreen Queensland Service every two years, as increasing age is the biggest risk factor in developing breast cancer. Women from the age of 40 and those choosing to continue screening after 75 are also eligible to attend for a breastscreen.
BreastScreen is the only BreastScreen Australia accredited breast cancer screening provider in CQ offering free screening and assessment, to eligible women, using digital mammography technology.
BreastScreen Rockhampton Service
BreastScreen Rockhampton Service on the North Street side of the Rockhampton Hospital Campus is the main headquarters for the service in Central Queensland. This service has been providing Central Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services for more than 27 years.
A standard screening mammography service is provided, any clients who are called back for further testing will come to the clinic for assessment.
The service is staffed by all females including Doctors, Radiographers, Nurses and Bookings and Administration Staff.
Regular out of hours appointments (before and after work and on Saturdays) are offered at the clinic and the CQ Health Mobile Women’s Health Nurse provides a cervical screening clinic once a month.
The staff at Rockhampton oversee bookings for the entire region.
BreastScreen Gladstone Service
BreastScreen Gladstone Service is well signed, just follow the footsteps as you enter the Main Entry underneath the new Emergency Department. You can access the Main Entry from the public car park off Park Street. Due to the level of demand, the service is open at different times throughout the month. This is to ensure women who work or have varying availability can still access an appointment.
BreastScreen Mobile Screening Service
The BreastScreen Mobile Screening Service travels around CQ and Central West region to provide access to the service for rural women. It operates on a two yearly schedule and is easy to see with its beautiful Indigenous artwork. Don’t worry about the quality of the service on the bus, everything is digital these days and the technology and equipment are equal to the fixed services.
To find out when BreastScreen Queensland may be visiting your area, please refer to the schedule on the BreastScreen Queensland website.
BreastScreen Health Promotion
The BreastScreen Health Promotion Officer organises all our marketing and promotion and is responsible for offering education and awareness sessions to local community groups, workplaces and organisations. You will often find the health promotion officer at local events such as the CQ Health and Sports Expo, the Women’s Wellness Expo and others. Contact the HPO to organise an event for your workplace by emailing BSQ_Rocky_HPO@health.qld.gov.au
Who can access this service
Women aged 50-74 years who hold a Medicare card are encouraged to have their free screening mammogram at BreastScreen every two years. However, the service is available to women, from 40 years of age and women can continue accessing the service after the age of 75 if they wish.
How to access this service
No referral is necessary to make an appointment at BreastScreen Queensland.
Appointments are one-on-one with a female health professional and only take around 30 minutes.
The service is free and appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50. You can also book appointments online.
For more information visit www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au