Health professionals

Who is eligible for screening?

It is recommended that women aged 50-74 years have a breast screen every two years, as the evidence of the benefits of regular breast screens are strongest in this age group.

Women aged 40-49 and those over 75 are also eligible to have a free breast screen, however are encouraged to discuss the potential benefits and harms of screening and whether screening is right for them with their doctor.

BreastScreen Queensland is for women without symptoms. Women with symptoms of breast cancer should be referred for diagnostic investigation. BreastScreen Queensland does not offer diagnostic mammograms.

General practitioner electronic
recommendation forms

A GP referral is not required for BreastScreen Queensland, however research demonstrates that a general practitioner's recommendation is highly influential in a woman's decision to attend screening and you can order a GP recommendation pad to help you remind eligible women to screen.

Electronic referral forms for general practitioners are also available for the following medical software:

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Ordering resources

The BreastScreen Queensland Program has a range of printed resources available free of charge.

For a list of these resources or to place an order, please call 13 20 50 and ask to speak with the local Health Promotion Officer.


COVID-19 Alert

We’re still operating but we’ve made some changes to the way we work to reduce the ongoing risk of COVID-19.

If you’ve recently had a COVID-19 vaccination, there’s no need to delay your breast screen.

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

If you’re feeling unwell, call us on 13 20 50 to cancel or reschedule your breast screening appointment.

If you’re feeling well, it’s important that you continue to access your usual health services, including breast screening if you’re due.

For updates on COVID-19, please visit Queensland Health