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Programs & Services

Screen Test

Screen Test is a provincial screening service that works to increase the number of women, aged 45 to 74, who have regular breast cancer screening using mammograms (breast x-ray). Getting screened regularly is the best way to find breast cancer early, when treatment has the best chance of working.

Screen Test, as part of the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program, offers mammograms and information on breast health to women in Calgary, Edmonton, and over 120 communities in rural Alberta. This service uses 2 mobile mammography clinics to ensure eligible women in rural communities are able to get breast cancer screening. These trailers are clinics on wheels, complete with a reception area, dressing rooms and an exam room.

For more information and to see the mobile clinic schedule, visit our website.


Based on Albertan recommendations (guidelines):
Women, aged 45 to 74, who live in Alberta and have no symptoms and no personal/family history are eligible for regular breast cancer screening using mammograms every 2 years.
If you're between the ages of 45 and 74, you're automatically included in the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening program. Once you turn 50, and if you haven't had a screening mammogram in Alberta already, you'll receive a letter letting you know that you're at an age when screening is important and inviting you to get screened.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

For ages 45 to 74: you can book a screening mammogram without a referral or requisition.
For ages 40 to 44: you'll need a referral or requisition from your healthcare provider for your first screening mammogram. After that, you can book future mammogram appointments by providing the name of your healthcare provider.
For ages 75 and older: if you choose to continue screening, you'll need a referral from your healthcare provider.

Clients requiring wheelchair access will need to notify Screen Test before booking an appointment, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.



Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program (ABCSP) Canadian Association of Radiologists - Mammography Accreditation Program College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

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Screen Test: Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program
Mammogram, Mammography, Mobile Mammogram, Screen Test