COVID-19 FAQs

Do I need to be vaccinated to be screened?

No, however you will be asked details about your COVID-19 vaccine history, as this may be relevant clinical history for the specialist radiologist interpreting your screening examination.

Will I need to wear a mask?

Yes, surgical masks will be supplied if needed.

Can I wear a cloth mask?

No, the WA Heath Department requires all people attending our clinics to wear a surgical or N95 mask.

What if I have a better mask on, such as a N95?

You will be allowed to continue to wear that mask in preference to the surgical mask.

If I bring a support person what are the requirements for them?

You may bring someone with you, as long as they are wearing a surgical or N95 mask.

I have an exemption for wearing a mask, can I still attend?

Yes, however, you will be required to provide proof of your exemption when you attend the clinic for your appointment.

Can I still be screened if I was recently vaccinated?

Yes, it is still safe and important to be screened.

Use our contact form or call BreastScreen WA on:

13 20 50 for appointments

9323 6700 for information

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: 15/06/2022