NELSD Hosts Mobile Mammography Unit

A Mobile Mammography Unit from the Springfield Imaging Center will visit NEHS and KRHS in October. This important health screening opportunity is open to the community.
The unit will visit Kenton Ridge High School on Monday, Oct. 2 and Northeastern High School on Monday, Oct. 23. The unit will be on site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
3D and 2D mammograms available. No-cost screening for those who qualify. No doctor order needed for screening, if 35 or older.
Call 937-523-9332 to schedule your 15-minute appointment!

For more information, call Komen Project Director Dawn Naill at the Springfield Imaging Center at 937-523-9330.

FAQ:
Who is eligible for screening? Mobile Mammography is for any woman 35 and older that has not had a mammogram in the last 12 months. She does not need a doctor order for a screening mammogram if she is 35 or older. Women under 35 can be screened, but MUST bring an order from their doctor to do so. She must be able to walk up 4 steps to get inside the mobile unit.

Do participants have to have a doctor to be screened? No. If a woman does not have a doctor, we can still screen her, plus, provide her with information on how to get a doctor, if she desires one.

Who cannot be screened on the Mobile Unit? Anyone who is unable to walk up 4 steps and stand for the duration of the screening, any woman under 35 without a doctor order, or anyone who has a diagnostic need. (This would include all men or a woman displaying symptoms or currently in treatment for breast cancer). However, we can assist all of these individuals with diagnostic needs through the Springfield Regional Imaging Center.

How do participants schedule a 15-minute appointment? Call Mobile Scheduling at 937-523-9332. If insured, be able to provide their insurance information and, if they’ve had a mammogram in the past, when and where the previous mammogram was completed.

What about insurance? Most health insurance plans cover preventative mammogram screening. She should check with her insurance provider for exact coverage from Springfield Regional. If she does not have insurance, financial assistance is available through Susan G. Komen, Columbus for uninsured and underinsured women. She can ask for more information when she calls to schedule.

Is 3D screening covered by insurance? Every plan should cover 2D, but if she’s interested in 3D, she can verify with her insurance. Ask if “breast tomosynthesis” is covered with procedure code 77063 and G0202. Each insurance plan is different and more companies are starting to include 3D in their coverage. If 3D is not covered, she has the option to get a 2D screening or pay for the upgrade to 3D herself.

Are walk-ins welcome? Walk-ins are welcome but not guaranteed. It would depend on the schedule since walk-ins would take longer than 15-minutes. It is best if everyone schedules ahead for their guaranteed appointment time.

What do participants bring the day of the event? Ladies should arrive 5-10 minutes before their scheduled appointment with their photo ID, insurance card and, if not already provided during the scheduling call, the address location of their current doctor, if applicable.

What happens if a concern is found on a participant’s mammogram? It is in that woman’s best interest, and it would be our expectation, that she follow-through with further testing as advised. The Springfield Regional Imaging Navigator will guide and assist any woman through this experience should the need arise.

How big is the mobile unit? The vehicle is 40 feet long and takes up approximately 5-7 adjacent parking spaces. It is 12’ 6” tall and 10 feet wide. Inside the mobile unit there is a waiting area, 2 private changing areas, and a separate screening room.

How can I find other screening dates and times? To find a mobile mammography screening event near you visit: www.mercy.com/springfieldmobilemammo
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