Aboriginal women

Acknowledgement of Country

BreastScreen WA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.

BSWA ambassador Gail posing with a quote saying "Don't be nervous. It's important for women to have this screening."We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
 
BreastScreen WA is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their communities to support access to free breast screening by providing a culturally safe environment, culturally approved resources and developing partnerships within the local Aboriginal communities of WA.
 
All of our Aboriginal resources are planned, implemented and evaluated in consultation and collaboration with the Women and Newborn Health Service Aboriginal Advisory Group.
 
For country women please contact your local AMS or talk to your doctor. If you would like to talk to about breast screening please phone the BreastScreen WA Senior Aboriginal Health Program Officer on (08) 9323 6709 or your local Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), or email breastscreenwa@health.wa.gov.au.

Use our contact form or call BreastScreen WA on:

13 20 50 for appointments

9323 6700 for information

BreastScreen WA has metropolitan, regional and mobile screening services.

There are thirteen permanent clinics located in:

Albany, Bunbury, Cannington, Cockburn, David Jones - Perth City, East Perth - Mardalup, Joondalup, Mandurah, Midland, Mirrabooka, Padbury, Rockingham, and Wanneroo.

 

Appointments are available 7:30am-5:45pm on weekdays and 8:15am-11:30am on Saturdays at most BreastScreen WA clinics.

Mobile breast screening services visit outer metropolitan areas and country towns every two years. Some towns are visited annually.

Book online or phone 13 20 50

When making your appointment, please let us know if you:

  1. have breast implants
  2. require an interpreter
  3. use a wheelchair.

These things may make your appointment a little longer.

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.

NOTE:

Wheelchair access is available at all BreastScreen WA services.

Appointments are available 7:30am-5:45pm on weekdays and 8:15am-11:30am on Saturdays at most BreastScreen WA clinics.

Last Updated: 08/08/2022