Queensland Health’s free breast-screening service is coming to Kilkivan, alongside a string of other free health checks (Photo: SCHHS)

March 12, 2024

A convoy of free health services, including BreastScreen Queensland, is rolling into Kilkivan at the end of March to encourage local residents to get important health checks.

Residents will be able to conveniently access breast cancer screening, diabetic risk screening, blood pressure and heart rhythm checks, foot disease prevention and free healthy lifestyle programs.

The BreastScreen Queensland bus will be on site near the Kilkivan Health Centre on March 26-27. Bookings can be made online or by phoning 13-20-50.

On March 27, the BreastScreen Queensland team will be joined by My Health for Life, Gunyah of Wellness, Footprints Walking On Country and the Eloise Gannon Foundation.

  • Eloise Gannon Foundation will be providing ECG tests to check the heart rhythms of people aged 14 to 35. Bookings can be made online
  • Footprints Walking On Country will be checking and treating foot problems to help prevent diabetic foot disease
  • My Health For Life will be delivering health checks to help people understand their health and find out if the free Health Coaching series is right for them
  • Gunyah of Wellness will be offering diabetic risk screens on the day

“We’re excited to be adding Kilkivan to the schedule for the BreastScreen Queensland van, as we know it can be difficult for people from rural areas to travel to our permanent services,” BreastScreen Queensland spokesperson Gillian Duffy said.

BreastScreen Queensland offers free breast screening for women 40 years and over.

Doctors recommend women between 50 and 74 years have a breast screen every two years as the best way to find breast cancer early.

“We’re even more thrilled to be collaborating with these other important initiatives, who are also bringing their services on the road, to make it as easy as possible for locals to access health checks and treatment,” Gillian said.

“We hope that offering these services next to each other in one convenient stop will make it efficient and simple for locals to prioritise their health and get checked for health issues.”


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