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Mammovan offering screenings this month in Southern Nevada

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 16:27:49-05

(A previous version of this story had a headline that stated that mammograms are free at the Mammovan. That was incorrect. Please contact Mammovan directly at 1.877.581.6266 to see if you qualify for a free mammogram.)

Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer, so access to screenings is critically important.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 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.

Call 1.877.581.6266 to make an appointment. 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 is not covered by insurance, there is a $50 charge for a 3D scan.

NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality healthcare services throughout Nevada. Screenings are provided to all women regardless of economic status. We accept most insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare. Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) operates the Mammovan, a mobile mammography van that provides convenient access to mammography services to women.

The Mammovan began operations in 2000, and was initially made possible by a grant secured by former Congressman John Ensign and former First Lady of Nevada, Dema Guinn.