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Mobile Mammography

Mobile Mammography

From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on November 4, 2019

The Mercy Health Mobile Mammography will be on campus Monday, November 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. outside the Sara T. Landess.

  • Mammography screenings are for women only.
  • Individuals must be able to walk up 4 steps and stand unassisted for 15 minutes.
  • It needs to be at least 1 year since her last mammogram.
  • A doctor order is not required for women 35 and older.  Women who are 34 and younger must have an order from a doctor for a screening mammogram.
  • 3D and 2D mammograms available. 
  • Accepts most insurance plans. No-cost screening for those who qualify. 

    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.  

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 have had a mammogram in the past, when and where the previous mammogram was completed.

Do participants have to have a doctor to be screened? 
No.  If a woman does not have a doctor, we can still screen her, and, 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 who is pregnant or nursing, 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). 

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 77067.  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? 
Women 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.