BreastScreen Victoria is an accredited part of BreastScreen Australia, jointly funded by State and Federal Governments.
The program includes three service components: the BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit, about 19 Screening Service Providers and eight Reading and Assessment Services.
The BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit is an independently incorporated association which administers funding for the Screening and Assessment Services, manages the centralised appointment registry, coordinates the Mobile Screening Service, manages client screening and assessment data, develops and reviews program policy, monitors service provision, coordinates special projects and supports state-wide recruitment.
Screening and Assessment Services provide all clinical services from the initial screening mammogram to any further procedures required to the point of diagnosis. BreastScreen Victoria is proud to have developed strong relationships with both the public and private health service providers who manage the daily operation of the Screening and Assessment Services.
The eight regional BreastScreen Services read images from multiple sites in their catchment area, including the 31 sites visited every two years by the Mobile Screening Service (two vans), and where necessary they conduct assessment for all women in their region.
The Victorian Electoral Commission has made available the names and addresses of Victorian women aged 50 - 74 so they can be invited to attend the BreastScreen program. The VEC has made this information available under s.34 of the Electoral Act 2002 because this is a public health program which will benefit Victorian women. BreastScreen has given an undertaking that the information will only be used to invite women for screening and will not be given to any third party. Severe penalities apply for any misuse of information.