Providence Breast Centre at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
The Providence Breast Centre (PBC) at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) in Vancouver, British Columbia, is on the front line of efforts to improve outcomes for women with breast cancer. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to breast diseases. We are committed to providing quality care while developing personalized treatment plans from diagnosis to post-operative care. We understand the stress associated with abnormalities detected in the breast and strive to be there for you and your family throughout every step in the diagnosis and treatment of your breast condition. Learn more about the PBC >>
Last updated on April 6, 2020
Providence Breast Centre - COVID-19 Update on April 6, 2020
- If you are symptomatic, please take care, stay home, and reschedule your appointment.
- You may use this online self-assessment tool developed by the BC Ministry of Health to guide whether you might need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.
- We are mostly performing virtual visits now for our patients in order to promote social distancing.
- The physicians will triage the patients and will assess a limited number of patients in clinic if it is medically required.
- If you are coming to the hospital either for surgery or clinic visit, please bring 1 support person only. Additional friends and family will be asked to wait outside of the hospital.
- Asymptomatic patient who has had recent travel and recommended for self isolation by the Canadian government will be enforced. If it is cancer suspected or cancer proven case, and the patient had traveled, he/she will be postponed.
For patients who will have upcoming breast surgery in the next two weeks:
- Surgical procedures to treat breast cancer will be proceeding as planned. (This might change depending on decisions from the health authority.)
- We will screen the surgical patients for travel and symptoms about 1 week before surgery and again at 48 hours before surgery. The patient will be canceled if they are symptomatic and/or with travel history.
For patients who will have upcoming breast clinic appointment in the next two weeks:
- We are advised by the health authority to reduce clinical activities. Most appointments will be televisits by telephone or in selected cases, by video conference.
- Patients will be triaged according to the urgency of appointments by the physicians.
- Urgent cases will be first assessed via televisit by the physician. If it is necessary, the patient will be arranged to be seen in the clinic.
- Televisits will be arranged for all initial assessments.
- Non-urgent cases will be rescheduled.
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