The Mammovan is back in Northern Nevada and paying a special visit to the Nevada Legislature Monday as part of Community Health Provider Day. This particular stop is an opportunity for Legislators to learn more about services and screenings provided, take a tour and receive a mammography screening if appropriate.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The goal of Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan is to make mammography services accessible and convenient for women by visiting locations across Nevada. Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer, so access to screenings is critically important.
Mammography screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a screening referral from a provider. The Mammovan now has the capability to do 3D screening. Women are encouraged to check with their insurance company to see if a 3D scan is covered. If it’s not covered by insurance, there’s a $50 charge for a 3D scan.
Women wanting to take advantage of this valuable service should call 1-877-581-6266 to make an appointment:
8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Monday, Nevada Legislature, Community Health Provider Day, Legislature Building facing Carson Street
8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nevada Health Center, Sierra Nevada Health Center, 3325 Research Way, Carson City
NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality health care services throughout Nevada. Screenings are provided to all women regardless of economic status. Most insurance plans are accepted, as well as Medicaid and Medicare.
Nevada Health Centers operates the Mammovan, a mobile mammography van that provides convenient access to mammography services to women. The Mammovan began operations in 2000 and initially was made possible by a grant secured by former Congressman John Ensign and former First Lady of Nevada Dema Guinn.