Women with disabilities

BreastScreen Queensland staff understand that impaired mobility, coordination and speech issues may deter some women from having their breastscreen. However our experienced female staff are happy to help and will do all they can to put you at ease. If you would like to discuss any concerns prior to your appointment, contact BreastScreen Queensland on 13 20 50 and ask to speak to one of our specially trained nurses. The nurse will be able to advise which service will best meet your needs.

Most of our screening and assessment services provide:

  • Allocated disable parking spaces and/or nearby drop off zones
  • Wheelchair access
  • Extended appointments if additional time is required
  • Assistance from a clinical nurse if required
  • Support from a carer if wanted
  • Liaison with local disability services if needed

Guide and assistance dogs are also permitted to accompany women into the mammography room.

For women with intellectual disabilities more information is provided in the Wise Women Booklet to help make an informed decision about participating in breast cancer screening.

Last reviewed 04 May 2017 Last updated 04 May 2017

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