Who can visit the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach?
The Mobile Cancer Screening Coach brings breast, cervical and colon cancer screening programs to residents who are under or never screened, meaning they are eligible for free cancer screening but have never taken part or they participated once and didn’t return.
Should I drop in or book an appointment ?
You’re welcome to do either. To book, please call: 1-855-338-3131 or 905-975-4467.
What can I expect when visit the Coach?
You’ll be welcomed by a receptionist who will ask for your health card. You will then meet with a registered nurse from the Regional Cancer Program who will complete your cancer risk assessment to determine which cancer screening tests are needed and provide the tests. It’s your decision whether to have screening done.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive your results in the mail if no follow-up testing is needed. If you need a follow-up appointment, a healthcare professional called a nurse navigator will call you to make an appointment. You healthcare provider (ie family doctor, nurse practitioner) will also receive a letter informing them of your results and you may follow up with them if needed.
I do not speak English; can I visit the Coach?
Yes. The Coach has translation services and we welcome newcomers.
Do I need a health card?
You must have a valid Ontario health card to get cancer screening on the Coach.
I am First Nations, Inuit or Métis (FNIM); does the Coach offer services for my community?
Yes. Coach staff have all received FNIM training and are all culturally competent. You can visit the Coach at any of our locations. The Coach also makes regular stops at Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississauga of the Credit First Nation. An Indigenous Patient Navigator will help you if any follow-up tests are needed. To learn more about the Indigenous Patient Navigator, click here.