Southcoast Center for Women's Health
300 B Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Contact Person: Christine Lopiano, office coordinator
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to noon
About the Southcoast Center for Women's Health
There are four mammography units at the center - three of which are technologically advanced Lorad units that were manufactured in December of 1996. The Center performs both screening and diagnostic mammography exams. A patient who comes to the center for a routine screening mammogram can call the center 24 hours after her exam to obtain her results. A letter will also be sent to the patient within a one week time period.
If a patient comes to the center as a diagnostic patient (has a lump, pain, tenderness, history of breast cancer), the mammography films will be read by the radiologist while the patient is still at the center. The radiologists confer with all diagnostic patients to discuss the results of the exam. If additional testing needs to be performed (either more mammography films or ultrasound), the testing will be done during the same visit. If it is then determined that an ultrasound-guided biopsy or cyst aspiration needs to be completed, that procedure will also be performed. The pathology results are usually available within two days. Needle localizations and stereotactic procedures are performed at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, part of Southcoast Hospitals Group.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment:
Call the St. Luke's Central Scheduling Department at 1-800-276-0103. The scheduling department is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays. An appointment can usually be obtained within a three week time period.
Directions to the Southcoast Center for Women's Health
Take Route195 East to Exit 12 (Faunce Corner Road). Turn left at the end of the ramp. The Center is approximately one half mile down the road on the left-hand side.
Take Route 93 South to Route 24 South to Route 140 South to Route 195 West. Take Exit 12 (Faunce Corner Road). Turn right at the end of the ramp. The Center is approximately one third of a mile down the road on the left-hand side.
From Cape Cod:
Take Route 195 West to Exit 12 (Faunce Corner Road). Turn right at the end of the ramp. The Center is approximately one third of a mile down the road on the left-hand side.