Make a breast screen a priority this month
LOCAL women aged 40 and over are being encouraged to make their health a priority in 2017 and book in for a free breast screen today.
"New Year's resolutions are easily forgotten when you're gearing up to get kids back to school or returning to work after holidays, but there is one you should always commit to," said BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba health promotion officer Nicola Garrett.
"Nothing is more important than your health, so if you're a woman aged 40 and over, and you've been planning to have your first breast screen, or are due for a two-yearly screen, call us today on 13 20 50 to book an appointment.
"Since we moved into our new premises at 661 Ruthven Street last July we have been flooded with compliments from women coming in for appointments, particularly about the easy access, abundant free parking, privacy, and welcoming decor.
"This month there is an extra incentive to come to our Ruthven Street clinic for a free breast screen, as everyone who does will be in the running to win a gift pack brimming with gorgeous beauty products, thanks to Malouf Pharmacy The Ridge, and the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation."
Ms Garrett said there were also options for women who were unable to get to an appointment at the 661 Ruthven Street clinic.
"If you can't get to an appointment here, our state-of-the art digital mobile service moves to locations throughout the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service on a two-yearly cycle.
"At the moment the mobile service is at Centenary Park, Pittsworth, until January 25, and then Millmerran Hospital from January 30 to February 8.
"For women in the South Burnett our mobile service is currently located at Kingaroy Hospital until 20 January.
Ms Garrett said it was easier than ever to make an appointment with bookings now available online.
"Simply log on to www.breastscreen.qld. gov.au and follow the prompts," Ms Garrett said.
"If you need help completing the online registration just call 13 20 50 and one of our team will be happy to walk you through the process."
Women aged 40 and over should call 13 20 50, or make an appointment online, to book a free breast screen.
A doctor's referral is not required and appointments generally take less than 30 minutes.