From 5 July – 20 August 2021, BreastScreen Victoria’s hot pink van will return to Leongatha to provide free breast screens to the community.
Women aged between 50 and 74 should have a free breast screen every two years. They are the best way to find breast cancer early, before there are symptoms and when treatment is most successful.
All breast screens are with a female radiographer, in a friendly and safe environment. You don’t need a doctor’s referral or Medicare card, and screens only take 10 minutes.
BreastScreen Victoria has safety measures in place to protect clients and staff against the risk of COVID-19. This includes mandatory face masks and spaced out appointments to allow for physical distancing, and more cleaning in between appointments. More information about screening during COVID-19 can be found on the BreastScreen Victoria website.
The van will be at Gippsland Southern Health Service – 66 Koonwarra road, Leongatha (next to Koorooman House).
Appointments for the Leongatha van can be made online at www.breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.