A breast scan mobile van will return to Kilmore, providing free breast scans for women through BreastScreen Victoria.
Starting from Monday, August 1 to Friday, September 23, women can attend a health check with a female radiographer that takes only about 10 minutes. Clients will not need a doctor referral or Medicare card.
The free check-up follows COVID-19 safety measures to protect staff and the community, including physical distancing, and all clients must wear a face mask unless exempt.
BreastScreen Victoria’s chief executive Rita Butera encouraged women between the ages of 50 and 74 to attend a check-up, considering the age group was at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Ms Butera said regular checking detected breast cancer early, making treatment more likely to succeed.
“We have two mobile screening service vans that travel around the state throughout the year. Our visit to Kilmore is aimed at ensuring women in every part of Victoria have access to potentially life-saving mammograms,” she said.
“The vans use the same high-quality digital radiography machines as our permanent clinics so everyone can get the best possible care, wherever they are live.”
The van will be located at Kilmore Racing Club’s JK Pavilion, in East Street, Kilmore.
Appointments for the van can be made online at breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.