If you missed or are due an appointment
Appointments are being scheduled initially for people who missed out while the programme was paused, as well as for priority groups.
If you are due for your mammogram, you can expect to be contacted by your screening provider to book you in. This may take a little longer than normal as we catch up on appointments that accumulated during the suspension of our services. We thank you for your patience. In the meantime, if you are concerned about any breast symptoms please contact your GP.
If you turned 45 during the COVID-19 response and have been holding off registering, we encourage you to do this now at https://www.timetoscreen.nz/breast-screening/sign-up/
If you turned 70 during the COVID response you are still eligible to have a mammogram. We encourage you to contact your screening provider now to book in for an appointment.
If you have delayed having your screening mammogram during the COVID response due to pre-existing medical conditions or for another reason we encourage you to contact your screening provider now to book in for an appointment.
If you need extra support we can help. If you are worried about attending your appointment because of child care, travel, COVID or other concerns, it’s important to discuss these with your provider. We would rather help you find a solution then risk you missing your next mammogram.
If you require further assessment, tests or outpatient appointments. BreastScreen Aotearoa is providing assessment services for women who have been recalled following the results of their screening mammogram. If you have been recalled but are unsure about the appointment time and location please call your local BreastScreen provider.
If you are unwell
During Alert level 1 it is important that if you’re sick stay home and don’t attend your appointment. Please do give us a call and let us know you that you can’t make it and we can rebook you in for another time. If you do have cold or flu symptoms then you should also call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
We always endeavour to provide you with the best care we can at any breast screening appointment.
As part of this, your appointment may be slightly different than normal as staff may be taking additional precautions, including keeping their distance as much as possible.
Staff are aware that everyone has had different experiences over the past couple of months. If it helps, then prior to your appointment you can call and speak to a Nurse to talk through what will happen. We would rather help you find a solution then risk you missing your next mammogram.