Support to Screening Services

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EBPHA Support to Screening Service

Our small team of Registered Nurses and Advocate/Administrators focus on providing extra support to priority group women who experience barriers accessing breast and cervical screening, assessment and treatment services.

Cervical Screening Support

In addition to supporting clients to visit their primary care provider for their cervical smear, we also offer an alternative cervical smear taking service for women who prefer an independent provider.

Our services are available at the following locations:

  • On site at Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, 5 Louvain St, Whakatāne
  • At our regular monthly clinics in Ōpōtiki, Kawerau, Te Teko and Whakatāne.
  • Within women's homes (if requested).

If appropriate, and by negotiation, we can also provide work based and other community based cervical screening sessions for groups of women who may wish to provide moral support to each other.

Mammography Support

The Support to Screening Service can assist women to book a mammogram appointment and provide practical support to attend the appointment.

Support to attend follow-up or specialist appointments

The Support to Screening Service also provides practical support and advocacy to women who require assistance to attend colposcopy assessment or treatment appointments, and mammography assessment, results or first specialist treatment appointments.

Who can use this service (eligibility criteria)?

Cervical Screening

  • Māori, Pacific and Asian women aged 20-69 years who are due (or overdue) for their 3 yearly smear. Our priority focus groups are women who have never had a smear or who have not had one in the last 5 years or more.
  • Any other women aged 30 years to 69 years who have never had a smear or have not had one in the last 5 or more years.

Breast Screening

  • Māori or Pacific women aged 45-69 years who are due (or overdue) to have their 2 yearly mammogram.
  • Any other women aged 45-69 years who have never had a mammogram or have not had one in the last 5 or more years.

Referrals

Whilst women can self-refer into the Support to Screening Service, they can be referred by their General Practitioner, Practice Nurse, or other health professionals (electronic referral is preferable).

Information
StSS Service Brochure

Contact
Screening Support Advocate
Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance
5 Louvain Street, Whakatāne 3120
P. (07) 306 2341
M. 021 449 386
F. (07) 306 2399
stss@ebpha.org.nz

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