Mammograms are done at specific radiology clinics and some hospitals, and are also available through a mobile screening program through Alberta Health Services called Screen Test that travels to about 100 rural communities throughout Alberta.
The requirements for booking a screening mammogram in Alberta are different depending on your age:
- Women aged 40 to 49: you need a referral from your healthcare provider for your first screening mammogram. You can book your own appointment after that by providing the name of your healthcare provider.
- Women aged 50 to 74: you can book a screening mammogram without a referral*.
- Women aged 75 and older: if you choose to continue screening, you need a referral from your healthcare provider.
*In Alberta, some clinics may require women to have a healthcare provider to book a screening mammogram. This is so that the clinic knows who to send the results to and who will be doing the follow-up, if needed.
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