Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc

Site: Fort Frances - La Verendrye Hospital

Service: Ontario Breast Screening Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Breast screening for early detection of breast cancer in women 
  • Provides clinical breast exam preformed by a specially trained nurse  
  • Conducts mammograms (x-ray of the breast)  
  • Teaches how to perform self examinations
 
Note: Screening can include a physical breast examination by a specially trained nurse and two-view mammography where screening results are sent to both the patient and her doctor
 
Note: Individuals who receive normal results are automatically recalled for their next screening appointment. Individuals with abnormal results are referred back to their doctor for further investigation, or are referred directly for additional tests
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 50 year(s) and up 
 
  • Women 50 years of age or older or women between 30 to 69 years of age who are identified as being high risk 
  • Has never had breast cancer or breast implants  
  • Has not had a mammogram within the past year
Application
  • Call for appointment 
  • No referral required for women 50 years and older 
  • Medical referrals also accepted for women between 30 and 69 years
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-1900
Fax 807-274-2898
E-Mail riverside@rhcf.on.ca
Website www.riversidehealthcare.ca
Primary Executive Bernard Rittau, Manager, Diagnostic Services; Email: b.rittau@rhcf.on.ca
Alternate Executive Ted Scholten, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-274-3266 ext 4823; Email: t.scholten@rhcf.on.ca
Site Location La Verendrye Hospital
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 110 Victoria Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B7
 
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Intersection Victoria Ave and Front St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)