How Do I Make a Referral?

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Breast Cancer Suspicion Algorithm
Referral Guidelines
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Additional Information

  • Breast feeding issues – Refer to Breast Feeding Hotline 204-788-8667 or the public health nurse
  • Breast infection requiring emergent care - refer to hospital emergency department   
  • Potential Breast Abscess Process Algorithm
  • Pediatric patients - Refer patients directly to the Pediatric Surgery Department for assessment. (Phone: 204-787-1246, Fax: 204-787-4618)
  • Genetic testing and counseling - refer directly to the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinic (referral forms)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Patients with Mastitis/Breast Infections
Please refer to algorithm for patients with mastitis/breast infections: Potential Breast Abscess Process Algorithm

As per algorithm, refer after one course of antibiotics using BHC Referral for Surgical Consultation form (see link below)

Screening/Surveillance
Breast Health Centre’s mandate is to provide rapid diagnosis for breast abnormalities.

  • We are not a screening or surveillance program
  • We do not provide screening mammography or screening ultrasound exams for women with breast implants
  • Refer patients with breast implants to a diagnostic mammography site for screening.
      • Ultrasound for breast screening is not standard practice. Contact Breast Check  for screening mammograms 204-788-8000. Refer those not eligible for screening at Breast Check, to a diagnostic mammography site.

Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy

  • If a patient is on anticoagulation therapy and requires an invasive procedure, the referring practitioner will be responsible for determining whether the therapy can be interrupted or if alternative therapy will be initiated and managed. This will be coordinated by a Nurse at the BHC with the referring practitioner.

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