You can have a free screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if you meet the following criteria:
Enrolling and booking an appointment:
Mammograms are breast x-rays which:
Some breast cancers develop during the time between screening mammograms, so it is important that you are breast aware. If you notice any breast symptoms (changes that are not normal for you), see your doctor as soon as possible.
Symptoms could include:
Mammograms are provided at the Breast Care Centre, Waikato Hospital, Anglesea Women’s Health, Hamilton, or on one of our two mobile breast screening units. A mobile visits every town within the Waikato and some of the remote areas of the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Board regions.
Breast Screen Midland
Ph: 0800 270 200
Breast Care Centre: Waikato Hospital
Ph: (07) 834 3665 or ext 97665
BreastScreen Midland GP Data Coordinator
Ph: 021 356 714
Additional support services to eligible priority women are provided by Raukura Hauora o Tainui
Ph 07 846 1389
Women aged between 45 and 69 years who are not already enrolled in the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme can register online by going to www.breastscreen.govt.nz (external link) or by completing an enrolment form [PDF, 45 KB] and posting it to the address provided. For more information about the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme visit the website (external link)