An important message about our service18-01-2022
The BreastScreen NSW service is open.
Some services are affected by the impact of COVID-19 on staffing and the need to redeploy staff to support the local pandemic response.
BreastScreen North Coast which services Northern NSW and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts (LHD), has temporarily closed screening sites at Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Tweed Heads, and mobile van screening locations in the region. Clients will be contacted about any change to appointments.
All other services are currently operating. If you have any questions about appointments or the availability of your local service, please call 13 20 50.
Online bookings are currently only available for women who have been contacted by BreastScreen NSW and issued with a booking code.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
BreastScreen NSW provides regular updates here and on our Facebook page.
The safety of women, our staff and the community are our priority. BreastScreen NSW have in place important measures to protect against the risk of transmission, these include:
Precautionary questions around health and travel
Limiting the number of people in the clinic
Practicing social distancing in clinic waiting rooms
A minimal contact check-in process
The use of personal protective equipment
Cleaning of equipment and commonly used surfaces.
Here’s how you can help us when attending your appointment:
Stay at home if you are unwell
Wear a mask to your appointment
Only enter the clinic 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment
Check-in to the clinic you are attending using the QR code provided
Attend your appointment alone
Stay a safe distance from others
Be patient and kind, we are in this together.
In line with advice from NSW Health, BreastScreen NSW strongly encourages women to be triple vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, ideally before attending their breast screen appointment. Visit NSW Health for more information.
It is now mandatory for all NSW Health staff to be vaccinated.
Importantly, we encourage you to be breast aware and if you find a breast change that is unusual for you, contact your regular doctor without delay.
If you have any questions or need support, please call us on 13 20 50.