One-stop breast clinic

Spire Harpenden Hospital offers prompt diagnosis and assessment of changes you may notice in your breasts that are not normal for you.

Call us to book 01582 714 420

Spire Harpenden Hospital - mammography refurbishment 

Our Mammography department is currently undergoing a planned refurbishment. Due to availability of parking spaces, please allow extra time for your journey and take extra care when parking. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

If you've noticed a breast lump or changes to your breast which cause concern, our one-stop breast clinic offers same day investigations

Led by fully qualified breast surgeons and supported by specialist radiologists and pathologists, the clinic is accessible to everyone, with or without a GP referral.

If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurance provider to check if a GP referral letter is needed.

Our one-stop breast clinics run on:

  • Monday evenings
  • Tuesday afternoon / evening
  • Wednesday afternoon
  • Thursday morning
  • Friday afternoon

What we offer at the one-stop clinic

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Consultation with a Consultant Breast Surgeon

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Investigation with a same-day* mammogram and/or ultrasound

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Treatment advice to discuss results with the consultant

*some diagnostic tests may not be available on the same day at all hospitals.

Why choose the one-stop breast care clinic?

  • Initial consultation with the consultant of your choice
  • Expert physical examination
  • Mammography and/or ultrasound as per the consultant's request
  • Same day results for your peace of mind
  • Experienced specialist Consultants
  • Biopsy* (if needed)
  • A supportive multidisciplinary team

Find out more about our breast screening services, treatments and surgery

Book an appointment

Call us on 01582 714 420 today. Our friendly team will talk you through the service and available options.

Funding your own treatment

Our self–funding price packages are tailored to your needs and may depend on the diagnostic tests recommended by your consultant so we are unable to advise a fixed price.

Our dedicated advisers can talk you through package prices and the tests that may be needed during your visit. Call the team on 01582 714 420 for more information.

Using private health insurance

If you are using private medical insurance, you may need a GP referral letter. Please check with your insurer and then call us on 0800 585 112 to book a breast clinic appointment.

Self–funding packages

Our self–funding price packages are tailored to your needs and may depend on the diagnostic tests recommended by your consultant.

Please note that due to the nature of the clinic, there can be additional fees depending on investigations that may be required:

  • Initial consultation £150 - £250
  • Mammogram (unilateral) £215
  • Mammogram (bilateral) £275
  • Ultrasound of breasts (unilateral) £420
  • Ultrasound of breast (bilateral) £615
  • Biopsy (per biopsy) £1,304
  • Cyst aspiration £112 (hospital fee only – consultant to bill separately)
  • Follow up appointment £150 (price can vary depending on consultant) £150

Please contact our self-pay team for individual prices.

One-stop breast clinic next steps

A number of your diagnostic test results will be available immediately and your consultant will talk through test findings with you and advise you on the next steps.

If tests confirm a diagnosis of breast cancer your consultant will discuss treatment options with our multi-disciplinary team of breast care specialists. If required, you may also be referred for further opinion and care to a consultant oncologist. Subsequent treatment may include one or a combination programme of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and/or hormone therapy. Appointments for onward referrals, diagnostics or treatment will be discussed before you leave the clinic.