Breast Health Center, Program & Services
Mills-Peninsula, in San Mateo, CA, is among national leaders in five-year breast cancer survival rates, in part because our breast health program at our Women's Center detects more cancers at the earliest, most curable stages.
More than 70 percent of women diagnosed are at Stage 0 or Stage One, when survival is as high as 99 percent. This exceeds the National Cancer Database average by 9 percent, a measure that includes more than 1,500 health care organizations.
Mills-Peninsula’s comprehensive Women's Center first opened in San Mateo in 1995, with a satellite in San Bruno. Since then, they have provided thousands of mammograms. The staff is specially trained in mammography and ultrasound, and they have the best tools, including the area's first all-digital mammography. Today, the expanded breast health program is located on the fifth floor of the Mills-Peninsula's Women's Center.
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Digital Screening Mammography
935 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Closed every day from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Closed every first and third Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need a referral from a physician to come to a Mills-Peninsula Women's Center (breast health program)?
A. No. If you do not currently have a personal physician, we can refer you to one of the community physicians who serve on a special panel for the Breast Health Program.
Q. Can I get the results of my mammogram the same day?
A. Yes, depending on instructions from your personal physician. If you would like your results on the day of your mammogram, please let the technologist know at the beginning of your appointment.
Q. Are services at the Women's Center limited to those who have insurance?
A. Most health plans, including Medicare, provide some coverage from mammography. However, whether or not you have insurance coverage, or whether the plan you have provides full coverage, we are always happy to work with you to ensure your access to our services.
Q. How long does it take to get an appointment?
A. Appointments usually can be arranged within two weeks of your request.
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