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Breast screening in Sydney Local Health District

BreastScreen NSW provides free 20-minute screening mammograms to help detect breast cancer early, before it has a chance to spread. 

BreastScreen Aboriginal Shawl
SydneyConnect Image: Aboriginal elder Aunty Robyn

Our aim is to decrease the mortality of breast cancer and encourage women to know the importance of screening.

Regular breast screening (once every two years) is recommended for women aged 50-74. Women aged 40-49 and 75+ are also eligible to attend. Visit Am I Eligible for a Screening Mammogram? to find out where you sit on the breast screening scale.

Our team in Sydney Local Health District are here to support you – from booking your appointment, to completing your mammogram and through the assessment process. Our RPA Hospital Assessment Clinic also provides support for women who are notified of a screening abnormality. 

Our qualified multidisciplinary team consists of radiologists, surgeons, breast physicians, radiographers, counsellors and clerical staff. All breast screen appointments are performed by qualified female staff members – you do not need a GP referral to attend.

What happens at a screening mammogram?

Cancer Institute NSW Video: What happens at a mammogram? – BreastScreen NSW

Our screening locations

BreastScreen NSW offers a range of screening and assessment sites in Sydney Local Health District.

Clinics

Our Clinics are located at RPA Hospital, Croydon Health Centre and Campsie Centre. Appointments preferred – see Book an appointment for details (limited walk-ins available).

RPA Hospital
Screening and Assessment Clinic

Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm
Saturdays, by appointment
 

Limited before and after-hours appointments on Wednesdays, please call 13 20 50 for the next available time.

Croydon Health Centre
Screening Clinic

Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm
Saturdays, by appointment

Campsie Centre
Screening Clinic

Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm
Saturdays, by appointment

Therapy Dogs at RPA

Therapy dogs visit our RPA Hospital Assessment Clinic twice a month (for up to 1.5 hours) to ease patient anxiety and stress during visits. 

Delta Therapy Dogs is a national leader in the delivery of Animal Assisted Services. All Delta Therapy Dogs undergo comprehensive veterinary and healthcare suitability checks prior to their visit (including checks to ensure their vaccinations are up to date).

Mobile Screening Van

The Sydney Local Health District Mobile Screening Van offers breast screening throughout the year in locations across the District. See our 2023 schedule below, to find out when we're in your area.

Location

2023 dates

Balmain

23 January to 24 February
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Burwood

27 February to 24 March
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Redfern

27 March to 13 April
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Marrickville

17 April to 16 June
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Leichhardt

19 June to 11 August
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Strathfield

14 August to 1 September
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Roselands

4–29 September
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Flemington

2–27 October
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Rhodes

30 October to 8 December
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

Concord

11–22 December
Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.10pm

To find your closest screening centre or mobile van location in NSW, visit the BreastScreen NSW website.

Book an appointment

We offer a range of appointment options – for example group bookings, bringing along a support person, attending one of our mobile van clinics or simply booking when it suits you.

Visit the BreastScreen NSW online booking system to make an appointment or call 13 20 50. 
Book online

For access to an interpreter, please call 13 14 50 for translation assistance with your breast screen booking.