Breast screening support

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Regular mammograms can save lives by finding breast cancer early, before it spreads.

About our services

The Fono Breast screening support services empower Pasifika women to take charge of their health and wellbeing. We're committed to raising awareness about breast cancer and increasing the breast screening rates in the Pacific community. We provide free mammography and assessment appointments for women who fit our criteria, so you can have peace of mind knowing you've taking proactive steps towards staying healthy. Our caring and supportive team is here to guide you, every step of the way and ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Don't let fear or uncertainty hold you back - make the most of our services and prioritize your health today.

Who can access it

Our free breast screening support is available to Pasifika women only, aged 45-69 years old who live in:

  • Waitemata
  • Central Auckland
  • North Shore

If you don't live in one of these areas, we can provide referrals to other agencies to assist you in your local community.

How we help

We're here to make things easier for you. You choose the way you want to keep in contact with us; phone, video calls, or text messages. A coordinator will support you with appointments for mammogram and assessments. We can even arrange transportation, interpreter services, or home visits from our coordinator if you need them. We also offer wrap-around support to you and your family from The Fono. We understand that navigating health care can be overwhelming, so we're here to connect you to the additional resources you need.

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What can I expect?

Make contact with us

Contact for you can be a referral from an external agency, other The Fono services or a self-referral from you through the online form. Someone from our helpful team will call you within 1 - 2 working days from the receipt of contact.

We will call you within 48 hours

We'll call you to ask some questions and make sure you're eligible. If you are, with your consent we'll book your mammogram appointment and can help with transport if you need it. We'll also send you a reminder call or text before your appointment.

The day of your mammogram appointment

We can arrange transport if it is needed. Please let us know and we will come to your home and take you to your appointment. They'll wait for you while you're in your appointment and bring you back home safely.

Further apppointments

We will book your follow-up appointment for you if it is needed and offer transport once again. We'll also refer you to post-care services if necessary.

Reach out to us today

Take the first steps to early detection and reach out or if you have questions we can help. Fill out our easy online form, and a member from our friendly team will contact you within two working days.

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