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 Breast Screening Information for All Provinces and Territories

All of the provinces and territories in Canada offer screenings for women aged 50 – 69. The eligibility for women outside of this age group varies from province to province and may require a doctor's referral. The list below indicates the eligibility criteria for screenings, but you should contact the program in your region for the most up-to-date information.

Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program
1-866-727-3926 or visit screeningforlife.ca/breastcancer 
Age of eligibility: 40
Targeted age group: 50 – 74 
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required.
Mobile services available.

High risk breast cancer clinics

Screening Mammography Program of British Columbia 
Lower Mainland: 604-877-6187
Rest of BC 1-800-663-9203
Age of eligibility: 40 – 74 
Targeted age group: 40 – 74 
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required.
Mobile services available.

Click here for "high risk" information

Breast Check Cancer Care Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Breast Screening Program)
1-800-903-9290
Age of eligibility:40
Targeted age group: 50 and over
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required with the exception of the mobile screening units.
Mobile services available.

Breast Screening Program for Newfoundland and Labrador
1-800-414-3443 or 1-709-777-5070 
Age of eligibility: 50 – 69, 70 (if previously enrolled in the program)
Targeted age group: 50 – 69
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required.

New Brunswick Breast Cancer Screening
1-888-762-8700
Age of eligibility: 40  
Targeted age group: 50 – 69 
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required.

Northwest Territories Breast Screening Program
1-867-669-4111
Age of eligibility: 50 
Targeted age group: 50 – 79 
Women can self-refer.
Innuvik: Please call 1- 867-777-8000

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program
1-800-565-0548
Age of eligibility: 40
Targeted age group: 50 – 69
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor can refer to a diagnostic centre for screening.
Mobile services available.

Ontario Breast Screening Program
1-800-668-9304
Age of eligibility: 50
Targeted age group: 50 – 74
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor can refer to a diagnostic centre for screening. 
Mobile services available.

Please note: As of July 1 2011, the Ontario Breast Screening Program has been expanded to screen women ages 30 to 49 years who are at high risk of breast cancer. Less than 1 per cent of women in the general population are considered high risk. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about getting a referral to an OBSP site if you are between 30 and 49 years of age and believe you are at high risk.

Prince Edward Island Breast Screening
Program Age of eligibility: 40-75
Women can self-refer.
P.E.I.  Breast Screening program: 1-888-592-9888
Summerside: 902-438-4200 
Charlottetown: 902-894-2111
Provincial Breast Screening Coordinator: 902-894-2914

Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program
Call your doctor or Info-Santé
Age of eligibility: 50 – 69
Targeted age group: 50 – 69
Women can self-refer
Mobile services available.

Saskatchewan Screening Program for Breast Cancer
1-800-667-0017 1-800-567-7271
Age of eligibility: 50 – 75, 75 (if previously enrolled in the program)
Targeted age group: 50 – 69 
Women can self-refer.
For women outside the eligible age, a doctor’s referral is required.
Mobile services available.

Yukon Mammography Program
1-867-393-8738
Age of eligibility: 40
Women can self-refer

Updated 05/19/2016

 
 
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