Mobile mammography service to visit three communities

Last Updated: June 1, 2023By

Women ages 45-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives in three communities later this month.

 

A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Cold Lake First Nation Health Centre on June 26, 27 and 28. Transportation is available, and residents can call 780-594-2472 for medical transport.

 

The mobile mammography trailer will then relocate to the Elizabeth Metis Settlement Community Hall on June 29 before moving to the Elk Point Healthcare Centre (5310 50 Ave.) on June 30 and from July 4-8.

 

Residents in these communities can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling 1-800-667-0604.

 

Screen Test is improving access to cancer screening for thousands of women in Alberta communities where mammography is not readily available.

 

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and has proven to be the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival.

 

Due to COVID-19, Screen Test is taking several precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when you call to book your appointment.

 

Visit https://screeningforlife.ca/breast/screen-test-mobile-clinics/ for more information and a complete listing of Screen Test mobile sites.

 

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health support and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.

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