Breast Checks

It is important that any symptoms or breast changes are properly investigated by your doctor. If you have any concerns, contact us to make an appointment. At Pakenham Family Health we have 5 female doctors with years of experience between them available for appointments 7 days a week. They are all available to perform breast checks in Pakenham.

As well as having your regular breast screen every two years (women between 50 and 74 years of age), it is important to be breast aware because breast cancer can develop at any time and at any age. We recommend you get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts. All women aged 40 to 49 years who have no breast symptoms also have free access to the BreastScreen Australia program should they choose to a have a screening mammogram.

 

Most breast changes are not due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure.

If you notice any of the following changes please see your doctor immediately:

  • a lump, lumpiness or thickening of the breast.
  • changes in the skin of a breast, such as puckering,dimpling or a rash.
  • persistent or unusual breast pain.
  • a change in the shape or size of a breast.
  • discharge from a nipple, a nipple rash or a change in its shape.
Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

You Can Now Book Your Appointments Online

Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please call our reception office during our business operating hours and our staff will attend to your queries.

For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on 13 7425.

Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Public Holidays:
9:00am - 1:00pm
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance. For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on: 13 SICK (13 74 25)
  • Call : 1300 7425