BC Ministry of Health New Policy November 2020
Mask Use in Health Care Facilities now Mandatory during COVID-19 Pandemic.
This policy protects patients, clinicians, healthcare workers and non-clinical staff.
Medical Mask: A medical grade face mask that meets ASTM International and ISO (or equivalent) performance requirements for bacterial filtration efficiency, particulate filtration efficiency, fluid resistance, pressure differential, flame spread, skin sensitivity and cytotoxic testing. A mandatory requirement based on BC Ministry of Health directive.
When our patients make appointments we will give the information as to the requirement for a medical grade mask. These are available at most pharmacies. Prior to accessing our facility we will be taking your temperature and asking COVID questions.
Our staff is wearing Isolation Gowns, Gloves, Masks and Eye Protection.
Hours of Operation:
We have resumed our regular schedule Monday to Friday.
BC Cancer Breast Screening Mammography, Diagnostic Mammography and General and Breast Ultrasound
All appointments start at 7:30 AM - 5:15PM Monday to Friday X-ray starts at 8:15AM to 5:15PM. Monday to Friday only
Saturday exams are by appointment only.
Vancouver Breast Centre was established in 1960 in the Fairmont Medical Building in Suite 505. It was founded by Drs. G.E. Trueman, E.G. Donovan, E.G. Garrow, and F.A. Olacke.
Headed by Dr. Linda Warren, all of our radiologists hold fellowships in the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada and are subspecialists in Breast Imaging. In addition to our radiologists, our team is comprised of technologists and sonographers specializing in breast imaging as well as experienced clinical staff.
The facility located on the 5th floor of the Fairmont Medical Building has been recently renovated and fully converted to digital operation, completed in 2011. First Community Clinic offering Tomosyhthesis in British Columbia since 2012.
Since 1975, our center has been the community teaching facility for post graduate breast imaging for residents, fellows and medical students all of whom receive on-site training.
Our technology affords direct communication with other community facilities and institutions. This helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of examinations and unnecessary additional studies, and as well, improves timeliness and accuracy of reports.
Physicians may arrange direct access to patient examinations through private website. See confidentiality agreement under forms.