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Ontario Breast Screening Program

What this program does...

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a program of Cancer Care Ontario.

OBSP provides high quality breast screening services including mammography and breast self-examination education for women 50+ who have no previous history of breast cancer. OBSP also offers important advantages for women and their primary care providers including recruitment, recall and follow-up, and ongoing quality assurance.

All OBSP sites are accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists Mammography Accreditation Program.

How this program helps...

The program is free of charge and mammograms are available without a physician referral if you are over the age of 50. Results of screening through OBSP are available within two weeks to both the patient and doctor. OBSP will also set up extra tests or referrals if results suggest they are needed. A letter of reminder is sent out to patients when it is time for the next screening mammogram (usually 2 years). Women are not eligible for screening if they have had breast cancer, breast enlargement (augmentation) or if they currently have symptoms of breast disease requiring diagnostic work-up.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is pleased to offer the OBSP at our Women’s Health Centre at both our King and West 5th campuses.

To book an appointment at our King Campus, please call 905-522-1155 ext. 38309. Click here for directions to our King Campus

To book an appointment at our West 5th Campus, please call 905-522-1155 ext. 32899. Click here for directions to our West 5th Campus.

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items.