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CIBC Breast Centre

Screening

Breast cancer screening is the regular examination of a woman's breasts to find breast cancer early.

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) – at St. Michael’s Hospital

The Ontario Breast Screening Program offers screening mammograms for patients over 50 years old without a referral (known as self-referral) to age 74 every two years.

OBSP Screening Clinic Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

To arrange your screening appointment, please contact: 416-864-6040

Mammograms

Learn more about mammograms.

High Risk Screening Program

As an OBSP High Risk Screening Centre, we can facilitate referrals for genetic assessments for women who may be at high risk for breast cancer. For women who have been confirmed to be at high risk for breast cancer, we offer annual screening mammography and breast MRIs, and facilitate follow-up breast assessment services for abnormal screens .

Referrals for this program must be made by a primary care provider or other physician.

Learn more about the High Risk Screening Program.

Other Screening

For patients who require breast screening and do not meet the criteria of the OSBP Program (for example, patients under 50 years old), the Breast Screening clinic offers screening mammograms (with a physician’s or nurse practioner’s referral).

Preparing for my appointment

What do I bring?

  • Your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Card
  • A list of all the medicines that you are taking, including all over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements
  • Your family doctor's name, address and phone number
  • Any health reports relating to breast health and breast test results
  • Film CDs, mammogram films, ultrasound imaging and other related medical reports (if done in the past)**
    ** The physician's office that is arranging for you to be seen at the CIBC Breast Centre (referring physician) can help put your test images on a Film CD. He or she can also help you list all the tests that you have had and at which hospital or clinic they took place.

Helpful hints

If you are coming in for breast screening please wear a two-piece outfit (e.g. top and a skirt or pants). You will only need to take off your top and wear a gown.

Arriving at your appointment

When you arrive in the clinic on the third floor of the Donnelly wing, check in at the registration desk. A volunteer or clinic staff member will greet you and give you more directions about your appointment type.

You will then be directed to the change area and waiting room.

Interpretation services

Interpretation services are offered through a state of the art, dual handset telephone that enables real-time, three-way conversation between health care professionals, patients, and on-demand interpreters.