BreastScreen NSW's mobile unit will be in Kempsey from 1 May to the end of July 2024.

BreastScreen is in Kempsey

May 01, 2024

BreastScreen NSW’s mobile screening van is in Kempsey for the next three months to allow locals to receive a free breast screen in their community without the need to travel to the permanent clinic in Port Macquarie.

The van will be open for screening from 1 May to the end of July 2024 and will be located at 67 Belgrave Street, Kempsey near the Kempsey pool and skatepark.

BreastScreen NSW provides free breast screening to eligible patients to support the early detection of breast cancer.

Acting Director of BreastScreen North Coast, Emma Cronin, says a regular breast screen is one of the most important things people can do for their health.

“Detecting breast cancer early increases your chance of survival while reducing the likelihood of invasive treatment, such as mastectomy or chemotherapy.

“Around 90 per cent of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. This is why breast cancer screening is so important.”

Emma says bringing a BreastScreen NSW van to Kempsey makes it easier for people to attend their recommended two-yearly screening.

“Life gets busy, and we want people to prioritise health. Bringing these vital services to Kempsey means more locals can be screened. It’s fast, it’s free and it could save your life.”

An appointment with BreastScreen NSW is free, takes less than 20 minutes and no doctor’s referral is needed.

All women are invited by BreastScreen NSW to screen every two years from age 50.

Anyone with a family history of breast cancer should discuss their specific needs with their GP.

Anyone with breast symptoms should contact their GP or health worker without delay.

The mobile screening van is equipped with a lift system to support people with health conditions or disability to have their mammograms. Anyone with additional needs is encouraged to let us know when booking their appointment.

To book a free mammogram, visit or call 13 20 50.

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