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The BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) programme offers free, two yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years.

Regular breast screening is important.  Don't put it off, it could save your life.

Our aim is to ensure your mammogram is as easy and comfortable as possible:

  • Free mammograms take 20-30 minutes
  • You choose when and where you have your mammogram
  • Our female staff are respectful, friendly and understanding
  • We have late nights and Saturday appointments
  • You can bring a support person
  • We can arrange a free interpreter for you

You can enrol yourself by calling our free phone number 0800 270 200.

Is English your second language?

  • Samoan speakers can call Lisi on 09 250 4589
  • Tongan speakers can call Salome on 09 250 4561
  • Mandarin speakers - call Lucy on 09 250 8085
  • Cantonese speakers - call Alexandra on 09 250 4581
  • Hindi speakers - call Yolanda on 09 250 4584 

When you receive your invitation letter with a suggested date and location, call us on 0800 270 200 to confirm your appointment time.  If another date or location suits you better, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Once enrolled on the programme, you will be re-invited every two years by BreastScreen Aotearoa. If you move house or change your postal address, please contact us to update your address so that your next invitation letter reaches you.

 

BreastScreen Counties Manukau

Mobile Unit Schedule 2017

 

Site

Location

Weeks

Screening Dates

PUKEKOHE

Town Square

Pukekohe Town Square

Cnr of Roulston Street and Devon Lane

Pukekohe

2

 

9th Jan – 20th Jan

BEACHLANDS

Cnr of Wakelin Rd and 2nd View Ave

Beachlands

1

23rd Jan – 27th Jan

 

PAPATOETOE

Papatoetoe Library Carpark

(Behind Library and Papatoetoe RSA)

30 Wallace Road (Enter from St George St)

Papatoetoe

2

31st Jan – 10th Feb

 

PAKURANGA

 

Pakuranga Plaza

Pennell Place

Back car park of Farmers

1

13th Feb – 17th Feb

 

HIGHLAND PARK

 

Highland Park Community Centre

47 Aviemore Drive

2

20th Feb – 3rd Mar

 

CLEVEDON

Clevedon Community Hall

1 Papakura-Clevedon Road

Clevedon

2 days

6th Mar and 7th Mar

 

MANUREWA MARAE

 

Manurewa Marae Carpark

81 Finlayson Avenue

Manurewa

1.5

8th Mar – 17th Mar

 

MANGERE

FAMILY DRs

Mangere Family Doctors

215 Massey Road

1

20th Mar – 24th Mar

 

PAPAKURA MARAE

 

Papakura Marae Carpark

29 Hunua Road

Papakura

2

27th Mar – 7th Apr

 

PAPAKURA

TOWN CENTRE

Cnr of Wood St and Great South Rd

(Opposite Police Station and

next to Old Arts Building)

Papakura

3

10th Apr – 28th Apr

 

TUAKAU

 

Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club Carpark

Cnr of Carr Street & Madill Street

Tuakau

1

1st May – 5th May

 

PAKURANGA

 

Pakuranga Plaza

Pennell Place (Back car park of Farmers)

2

8th May – 19th May

 

HIGHLAND PARK

Highland Park Community Centre

47 Aviemore Drive

1

22nd May – 26th May

 

OTARA

 

Otara Town Centre Car Park

Next to Clock Tower & Otara Health Centre

East Tamaki Road

Otara

2

29th May – 9th June

 

WAIUKU

Waiuku Health Centre

30 Constable Road

Waiuku

3

12th June – 30th June

 

       

PAPATOETOE

Papatoetoe Library Carpark

(Behind Library and Papatoetoe RSA)

30 Wallace Road (Enter from St George St)

Papatoetoe

1

3rd July – 7th July

 

PAKURANGA

Pakuranga Plaza

Pennell Place

Back car park of Farmers

2

10th July – 21st July

 

HIGHLAND PARK

Highland Park Community Centre

47 Aviemore Drive

2

24th July – 4th Aug

 

NGA HAU E WHA MARAE (Pukekohe)

TBC

Nga Hau E Wha Marae (Carpark)

92 Beatty Road

Pukekohe

2 days

7th and 8th Aug

 

PUKEKOHE

Town Square

Pukekohe Town Square

Cnr of Roulston Street and Devon Lane

Pukekohe

2

9th Aug – 18th Aug

 

PAPAKURA

TOWN CENTRE

Cnr of Wood St and Great South Rd

(Opposite Police Station and next to Old Arts Building)

Papakura

3

21st Aug – 8th Sep

 

MANGERE

FAMILY DRs

Mangere Family Doctors

215 Massey Road,

1

11th Sep – 15th Sep

 

OTARA

 

Otara Town Centre Car Park

Next to Clock Tower & Otara Health Centre

East Tamaki Road

2.5

18th Sep – 4th Oct

 

FLAT BUSH/ BOTANY JUNCTION

 

Sancta Maria College

319 Te Irirangi Drive

Botany South

1.5

5th Oct – 13th Oct

 

HIGHLAND PARK

Highland Park Community Centre

47 Aviemore Drive

2.5

16th Oct – 31st Oct

 

CLENDON

 

Clendon Library Carpark

17 Palmers Road

3 days

1st Nov – 3rd Nov

 

PAPATOETOE

Papatoetoe Library Carpark

(Behind Library and Papatoetoe RSA)

30 Wallace Road (Enter from St George St)

2

6th Nov – 17th Nov

 

BEACHLANDS

Cnr of Wakelin Rd and 2nd View Ave

Beachlands

2

20th Nov – 1st Dec

 

MANUREWA MARAE

 

Manurewa Marae Carpark

81 Finlayson Avenue

1

 

4th Dec – 8th Dec

PUKEKOHE

(Town Centre)

Pukekohe Town Square

Roulston Lane

1.5

11th Dec – 20th Dec

 

NB: This schedule may be subject to change, so please call (09) 250 8000 for the latest schedule details. Or click on BreastScreen Counties Manukau Website for latest schedule details

Consultants

Hours

Manukau SuperClinic | 901 Great South Road, Manurewa
Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 8:30am to 4pm, Thursday 8:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to 12pm.

Mangere Health Centre | 10 Waddon Place, Mangere
Hours: Monday, some Thursdays and Fridays 8:45am to 4pm

Mercy Radiology - Botany SuperClinic | 260 Botany Road, Botany
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm

ARG Howick | 18 Fencible Drive, Howick
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:40am to 3pm

ARG Pukekohe | 10 West Street, Pukekohe
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 9:30am to 3pm, some Mondays and Saturdays

Referral Expectations

Women who wish to enrol on the programme, can enrol themselves by calling BreastScreen Aotearoa on freephone 0800 270 200 or BreastScreen Counties Manukau on (09) 250 8000.

Your GP may also enrol you, although you do not need a referral from your GP to enrol on the programme.

Who can have a free screening mammogram?

A woman can have a free screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if she:

  • is between 45 and 69 years old
  • has no symptoms of breast cancer
  • has not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • is not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • is eligible for public health services in New Zealand, i.e. is a New Zealand citizen or has a New Zealand visa that is valid for at least two years.

If a woman has a breast symptom that has been present for less than twelve months, she is not eligible to enrol with BreastScreen Aotearoa.  

Women of any age who feel or notice anything unusual about their breasts, at any time, should see their doctor. 

Most lumps and symptoms will not be cancer.  

Women with mobility disabilities

We can screen women in wheelchairs or with mobility issues at our main screening location of Manukau SuperClinic in Manurewa or at our sub-sites in Howick, Pukekohe and Botany.  

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate wheelchairs on our mobile screening unit due to space issues.

Please make sure when you book your appointment that we are aware of any mobility issues or other disabilities you may have, as we will allow extra time.

Women with breast implants

Women with breast implants can have mammograms at any of our screening sites.  When you book your appointment, please ensure we are aware that you have implants so that we can allow extra time.


Women under 45 years of age

Three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand are 50 years and older.  Studies show that for women aged 50 and over, the risk of death from breast cancer is reduced by about a third with two yearly screening mammograms.  In women aged 45 - 50 years, the risk of death from breast cancer is reduced by a fifth with regular mammography.

Research shows that mammograms are not as good at detecting breast cancer and saving lives in younger women, particularly before menopause.  In younger women, the breast tissue may be more dense, making mammograms harder to read and increasing the risk of missing cancers.  Women under 45 are more likely to have something show up on their mammogram that needs checking but turns out not to be cancer, causing unnecessary worry.

If you feel or notice anything about your breasts that is not usual for you, please see your doctor. Your doctor may then refer to the diagnostic breast clinic in your area for free assessment of any abnormality in your breast. 

Women with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors

A strong family history of breast cancer includes a mother, sister, daughter, male relative or two aunts with premenopausal or bilateral breast cancer, or multiple family members. 

Women who have a strong history of premenopausal breast cancer in their family may be eligible for free yearly mammograms through their local District Health Board (DHB), if referred by their doctor.  If these women are eligible for the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme, they may alternate yearly between BreastScreen Aotearoa mammograms and the DHB's mammography unit.

Women with other specific risk factors for breast cancer may also be eligible for free yearly screening through their DHB.  These include a past history of breast cancer, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Lobular Carcinoma In-Situ, radiotherapy, a history of mantle radiotherapy or BRCA I or II. 

Speak to your doctor for a referral through the public health system if you believe you may be eligible for yearly screening.

Women who have had breast cancer

If you have had breast cancer it is very important that you have regular check-ups with your doctor, especially in the first five years after your cancer was found.  These should include a thorough breast examination and an annual mammogram.  One of the reasons for this is that you are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer again.

BreastScreen Aotearoa recommends that you continue to visit your breast specialist or usual doctor for these ongoing annual check-ups.  The specialist or doctor will organise an annual mammogram for you.  This mammogram is free if it is through a public hospital.

When can you rejoin BreastScreen Aotearoa after having breast cancer?

After having breast cancer, you can have a screening mammogram every two years through BreastScreen Aotearoa if:

  • you are between 45 and 69 years old
  • you have no breast problems
  • you are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • your breast cancer was treated more than five years ago and you have been cleared by your doctor to return to the BreastScreen Aotearoa programme.

If you do rejoin BreastScreen Aotearoa you should still continue to have an annual breast examination by your doctor.  A normal consultation fee would usually be charged.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Information about Mammography

    BreastScreen Counties Manukau provides a free MAMMOGRAM every 2 years to women enrolled on the programme.… More

  • Breast Health and Symptoms

    BreastScreen Aotearoa is a programme designed for women who have no apparent breast problems. … More

  • Mobile Screening Unit

    Our mobile screening unit moves around the district to give women the opportunity to have a mammogram at a location convenient to them.… More

  • Information for Maori Women

    "Ko to oranga, te oranga mo to whanau" Your wellbeing is wellbeing for you family.… More

  • Information for Pacific Island women

    Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei,  Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Ni sa Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Talohaini, Warm Pacific Greetings… More

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Direction’s specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health.

If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

For charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.

Other

BreastScreen Counties Manukau Team:

  • Programme Manager: Kathy Pritchard
  • Medical Director/Radiologist: Sally Urry
  • Breast Care Nurses: Olivia Flannigan, Irma Heijboer, Jenny Brown and Fiona Goldfinch
  • Charge MRT (Medical Radiation Technologist): Samantha Jones
  • Medical Radiation Technologist: Bronwyn Watt, Kogie Dhanapaul, Joana Guffens, Rene Davidse, Farah Davies, Carmel Moodley and Lindsay Batty-Smith
  • Quality Control MRT: Ruth Sharp
  • Data Manager:  Lucy Xie
  • Maori Kaimahi Support to Services: Denny Wilson-Takaanini and Robina Karanga
  • Pacific Support to Services: Salome Kavaliku
  • Practice Team Liaisons: Roshina Singh and Charlotte Miller
  • Quality Coordinator: Hasitha Samarasinha
  • Administration Team Leader: Meredani Stewart
  • Administration: Rose Otene, Verona Puru, Yolanda Sequeira, Alexandra Wong, Sandra Provic, Karen Campbell, Lisi Bakker, Natalia Gontcharova and Emma Burt

Contact Details

Manukau SuperClinic™

South Auckland

BreastScreen Aotearoa: Freephone 0800 270 200

Our main screening site is at Manukau SuperClinic.  We also have subsites at:

  • Mangere Community Health Centre | 10 Waddon Place, Mangere
  • Mercy Radiology - Botany SuperClinic | 260 Botany Road, Botany
  • ARG Howick | 18 Fencible Drive, Howick
  • ARG Pukekohe | 10 West Street, Pukekohe

 

901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

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Street Address

901 Great South Road
Manurewa
Auckland

Postal Address

PO Box 98743
Manukau City 2241

This page was last updated at 12:10PM on February 2, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by BreastScreen Counties Manukau.