The new Screen for Life Coach offers three cancer screening tests in one convenient location. Breast, cervical and colorectal screening are provided on a 45-foot bus, which has a state-of-the-art digital mammography suite, two change rooms, an exam room, a sitting area and full wheelchair accessibility.
Who can go to the Screen for Life Coach?
The Screen for Life Mobile Coach offers breast screening to women between the ages of 50 and 74, cervical screening to women 21 to 69 years of age, and colorectal screening for both men and women between the ages of 50 and 74.
Our target population is those who have not been screened before or are behind on their screening, however anyone that may experience barriers to screening is welcome to come to the Coach.
How can I book an appointment or find out more information?
To book your FREE screening test on the coach or to find out more information, please call: 1-855-338-3131 or 905-975-4467.
What can I expect when I come to the coach?
When you visit the Coach you will be greeted by the receptionist who will make you feel right at home. You will be asked to provide your health card by the receptionist. You will then meet with a nurse who will complete a cancer risk assessment with you to determine which cancer screening tests you need. The nurse will then let you know which tests you should have, explain what the screening test is and then let you decide if you would like to be screened.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive your results in the mail if no follow up testing is needed. If you need to have a follow up appointment our nurse navigator will call you to make an appointment. You doctor will also receive a letter informing them of your results from your cancer screening test and you may follow up with them if needed.
Will my doctor get mad that I visited the coach for screening?
We are working to provide support and help doctors by providing screening to patients that may not be able to access screening for any number of reasons. If you decide to visit the Coach for screening your doctor will be provided with the results and notified that you have participated in screening. Your doctor will not be penalized for any screening tests that you receive while on the Coach.