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Schedule Your Exam
How to Make An AppointmentWe will work to accommodate your schedule when you make an appointment. We offer Saturday and evening hours for added convenience. We strive to find just the right fit for you whether it’s the first opening available or the last appointment of the day.
The Carol Milgard Breast Center’s typical hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Hours may vary based on patient schedules). The breast center is also open Saturdays by appointment. Schedulers are available 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that Saturday appointments are only available for screening mammogram and bone density exams. To schedule an appointment, please call: (253) 759-2622 or toll-free (866) 758-2622 and press “2”
When Scheduling Your Mammogram
- Schedule it a week after your menstrual cycle
- Let us know if you are nursing, pregnant, or might be pregnant
- Let us know if you have breast implants
- Tell us if you have any breast health complaints, concerns or family history of breast cancer
- Be prepared to tell us if and where you have had previous mammograms, breast surgeries or breast biopsies
- Have your insurance card (if applicable) and the name of your current primary health care provider
Preparing for Registration
We look forward to helping you register for your appointment at the breast center as quickly and efficiently as possible. Patients should bring a photo identification and current insurance card with them to all exams. If you have a written referral (order), please bring this as well.For those patients who have scheduled a bone density exam, please see the patient history form below that you can complete ahead of time and bring with you to speed the check-in process:
Referral & Other InformationAnnual Screening Mammogram:
Women 40 and older do not need a written referral (order) for a routine screening mammogram.
All Other Exams: A written referral (order) from your health care provider is required for the following exam:
Interpretive Services: All patients have the right to participate in and make decisions concerning their health care. To insure access and understanding for all patients, a variety of free interpretive services are available for our non-English speaking and hearing-impaired patients.
Breast Lump or Pain: If you have any breast symptoms or concerns such as a breast mass, palpable lump, nipple discharge, unusual breast pain, or skin changes, you should contact your health care provider promptly for evaluation, prior to making an appointment at the breast center. Your provider may refer you for a diagnostic mammogram, which will require a written referral.
Patient Privacy: The Carol Milgard Breast Center takes your privacy seriously and adheres to all HIPAA and privacy regulations. See our Joint Notice of Privacy Practices.