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Aboriginal women

BreastScreen WA provides FREE screening mammograms to Western Australian women 40 years or over with no breast symptoms every two years.

BreastScreen WA locations

BreastScreen WA has eight metropolitan clinics and four mobile breast screening services visiting about 100 rural towns every two years. The dates and location for each visit are publicised prior to the arrival of the service.

Phone 13 20 50 for a FREE screening mammogram appointment (for the cost of a local call) TTY 1800 241 708. If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) first on 13 14 50 and ask to be connected to the BreastScreen WA call centre on 13 20 50.

If you would like to talk to a Women's Aboriginal Health Worker about breast screening, please phone Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service on (08) 9421 3888 if you live in the metropolitan area. Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service can provide information, answer questions and arrange medical appointments for Aboriginal women.

For country women please contact your local Aboriginal Medical Service (see list below) or talk to your doctor.

Rural Aboriginal Medical Services
Aboriginal Medical Services – Jigalong Ph: (08) 9175 7027
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service – Kalgoorlie Ph: (08) 9192 1338
Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) Ph: (08) 9192 1338
Derby Aboriginal Health Service Ph: (08) 9193 1090
Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service Ph: (08) 9956 6555
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc (KAMSC) Ph: (08) 9193 6043
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services (Kununurra) Ph: (08) 9168 1288
South West Aboriginal Medical Service Ph: (08) 9791 2779
Wiluna Aboriginal Medical Service Ph: (08) 9981 7063
Wirraka Maya Health Services (South Hedland) Ph: (08) 9172 0400
Wyndham Aboriginal Medical Services Ph: (08) 9161 1240
Yuri Yungi Aboriginal Medical Services Ph: (08) 9168 6266

Group bookings

BreastScreen WA understands long distances and access to appropriate transport can be obstacles for women living in remote areas. Group bookings and assistance with transport for groups of eligible women can be arranged to overcome these difficulties.

Group bookings are also available for those women who would prefer to attend as a group. For example, a group of women who speak a language other than English, women in clubs or associations or friends may find it more comfortable to book as a group. For more information phone 13 20 50 or country women phone toll-free on 1800 800 033.

Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group

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Facilitated by the Aboriginal Program Officer at BreastScreen WA, the Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group provides BreastScreen WA with direction and support from the Aboriginal communities. BreastScreen WA invites each regional community in the state to nominate one representative. The group meets quarterly face-to-face or via teleconference.

For more information about the Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group, or to nominate as a representative, please contact the Aboriginal Program Officer on (08) 9323 6709.

Aboriginal Resources

Aboriginal Resources have been developed at BreastScreen WA for two audiences: workers in the health area and community women. The messages emphasised on all resources are "Beat Breast Cancer – Have a Free X-ray", "Stay Strong and Healthy For You and Your Family" and “Regular Breast X-rays save lives”.

BreastScreen WA ATSI logo The logo used on BreastScreen WA Aboriginal resources was designed following statewide consultation. Kerry Everett, an Aboriginal woman, designed the logo. The three generations of women stand together symbolising support of each other. The dots represent the women’s breasts behind an X-ray screen. The message aims to encourage Aboriginal women to have regular breast X-rays to beat breast cancer.

BreastScreen WA produces a range of free printed materials to inform women about the importance of screening mammography. To order any of these resources, please complete the order form below. Because this material is continually reviewed and updated quantity limits are placed on individual orders. If you require more than the specified limit phone (08) 9323 6700.

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