Providence Breast Centre
Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
3080 Prince Edward Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 3N4

Phone: (604) 877-8511
Fax: (604) 877-8506

Your First Visit to the Providence Breast Centre

You are referred to the Providence Breast Centre at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital by your family doctor.

We will notify your family doctor's office of the details of your appointment. Your family doctor's office will contact you about the date and time of the appointment. Please call us at (604) 877-8511 ext:4 to confirm the appointment as soon as possible.

Your appointment would be approximately 1-1.5 hours. During your appointment with the diagnostic physician or breast surgeon, you will meet one of our nurse navigators who will help you coordinate the diagnostic and treatment plan. The diagnostic physician will perform a detailed history and physical breast examination in correlation with the imaging test reports and decide whether you are to be discharged or need a follow-up plan. If your condition requires further treatment (e.g. surgery), he/she will refer you to see one of the breast surgeons.

Should you require chemotherapy or radiation therapy, referral to the BC Cancer Agency will be arranged for you.

Our nurse navigator will coordinate closely with you and act as your point of contact for future appointments, questions and emotional support.

Breast Imaging Tests

If you are having breast imaging (mammogram, breast ultrasound, ultrasound guided breast biopsy), please report to the Radiology Department which is located on the ground floor of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

Please bring the following:

  • Your Care Card
  • A valid photo ID
  • Your normal prescription medications, including inhalers if you use them
  • Please bring an interpreter with you if English is a challenge. Please let us know if you would like to arrange an interpreter for your first appointment with the physician.

You may complete the following forms before your first visit or if it has been over six months since your most recent visit:

PBC registration area
PBC registration area