Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Service: Breast Assessment Centre

Record #: SHA1298
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2023


Description (Service) The BAC offers a coordinated and timely approach to the assessment and diagnosis of breast health concerns.
Services may include:
  • Screening mammography
  • Diagnostic mammography (special views to diagnose breast problems)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Image-guided core breast biopsies
  • Breast MRI
  • Onsite radiologists specializing in breast imaging
  • Assistance with surgical and oncology referrals
  • Pre-operative procedures for breast surgery
  • Education and support
  • Genetic assessment and testing through the PRHC Genetics Program
  • Referrals to community partners
Ontario Breast Screening Program
  • Breast screening for early detection of breast cancer in woman
  • Screening includes mammography (x-rays of breast tissue)
  • screening results are sent to both the woman and her doctor
Breast Health Navigator - available to patients and their families for information, education and support about breast health

Service Details

Public Comments As of October 2023 eligibility for Ontario Breast Screening will include women with breast implants.
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Ontario Breast Screening: Women between 50 and 74 years with no history or breast cancer, no breast implants and no current breast problems

Non-Ontario Breast Screening: women aged 40-49, women with breast implants, women with a personal history of breast cancer, and men with a strong family history of breast cancer

Referrals for high-risk women aged 30-69.
Application Ontario Breast Screening: Self referral. Call for appointment
Non-Ontario Breast Screening: referral from healthcare provider. Visit website for referral form
Women age 50 and older with no history of breast cancer, no breast implants and no current problems: Self referral. Call for appointment
High risk women 30-69: referral from healthcare provider. Visit website for referral form
Languages English; Interpretation available upon request
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
1 Hospital Dr
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 7C6
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-740-8166
Toll Free Phone 1-800-974-4461
Fax 705-740-8167
Primary Contact Jill Cummings, Senior Mammography Technologist
Alternate Contact Lindsey Justynski, Breast Health Navigator

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