Women with disabilities
It is important for women with disabilities to maintain their two-yearly breastscreens.
BreastScreen Queensland staff understand that impaired mobility, undressing and dressing, coordination and speech issues may deter some women from having a breastscreen but our experienced female staff are only too happy to help and will do all they can to put you at ease. If you would like to discuss any concerns prior to your appointment, contact BreastScreen Queensland on 13 20 50 and ask to speak to one of our specially trained nurses. The nurse will be able to advise which service will best meet your needs.
Most of our screening and assessment services provide:
- Allocated disable parking spaces and/or nearby drop off zones
- Wheelchair access
- Extended appointments if additional time is required
- Assistance from a clinical nurse if required
- Support from a carer if wanted
- Liaison with local disability services if needed
Guide and assistance dogs are also permitted to accompany women into the mammography room.
Last reviewed 14 February 2013
Last updated 14 February 2013