Women with disabilities

BreastScreen Queensland staff understand that impaired mobility, coordination and speech issues may deter some women from having their breastscreen. However our experienced female staff are 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.

For women with intellectual disabilities more information is provided in the Wise Women Booklet to help make an informed decision about participating in breast cancer screening.

Last reviewed 13 June 2018 Last updated 15 June 2018

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BreastScreen Queensland reopens

Following a temporary suspension of routine breast screening across the State, some BreastScreen Queensland services are starting to screen again.

The recommencement of breast screening varies across the State. If you had an appointment cancelled, your local service will contact you to schedule a new appointment.

BreastScreen Queensland is an important early detection service for women, which reduces illness and death from breast cancer. To make an appointment please call us on 13 20 50 or book online.

Please note that online bookings are currently not available for the Rockhampton and Wide Bay Services, however, if you live in these areas you can still access your online account to view mail from BreastScreen Queensland, including reminders, forms, your results and update your personal details if needed.

We understand that some women may have concerns about attending screening at this time. If this is you, please talk to your doctor who knows you best, about whether breast screening at this time is right for you based on your individual circumstances.

The wellbeing of women and our staff is always our top priority and BreastScreen Queensland services are implementing a range of strategies to minimise and address risks from COVID-19 for women who attend for breast screening and our staff. As such, we ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell or you are required to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19.

All women are encouraged to remain aware of the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any changes please see your doctor immediately, do not wait until your next breast screen. Breast changes to look out for include:

If you have any questions or concerns, please call your local BreastScreen Queensland service on 13 20 50.

We will continue to keep you updated here on our website about the availability of breast screening services during this time.

For more information about COVID-19 or visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

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