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Where to have a mammogram
Click here to find the BreastScreen Aotearoa Centre closest to you.
Mobile screening units also travel around the country. View the mobile screening unit schedule on-line, or phone BreastScreen Aotearoa on 0800 270 200 for details.
Women who live in rural and provincial areas may have to travel for assessment and treatment to ensure they have access to high quality services. Travel and accommodation will be paid to a set level for women who are eligible for a Community Services Card. A support person is also included. Women who are not eligible for a card may have to pay for travel and accommodation. In some areas of New Zealand assistance may be available. Ring BreastScreen Aotearoa on 0800-270-200 for details.
Making an appointment
If are you are 45 to 69 years old and have been screened with BreastScreen Aotearoa before, you will get a letter inviting you for another mammogram with the programme.
You can also make an appointment for yourself by ringing 0800 270 200. You should also ring this number if you have changed your address since your last mammogram.
All other women aged 45 to 69 who do not have breast symptoms can register for the programme by ringing 0800 270 200, or you can register for the programme on-line. Once you have submitted the on-line form you will be contacted by your local BreastScreen Aotearoa provider who will formally enrol you in the programme and make an appointment for your mammogram.
If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can contact your local breast screening centre by email. The contact details can be found here.
Having a mammogram if you are disabled
Women are usually asked when making an appointment if they have any special needs due to a disability. If you are not asked, tell the person making the appointment about your needs. This enables the service to plan for the visit, including allowing more time.
Although mobile units have a wheelchair hoist, women with physical disabilities are encouraged to attend a clinic as clinics are better able to provide access, allow more time and accommodate carers.