As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, Ozarks Healthcare announces the schedule for its Mobile Mammography Unit through October.
The Mobile Mammography Unit is said by OZH officials to feature advanced 3D mammogram screening technology, which delivers more complex and detailed images and creates quicker screening time with less discomfort, and is able to read denser breast tissue, which can be typical in younger women. Changing and waiting areas are also included on the unit.
The Mobile Mammography Unit started its tour Tuesday at Missouri Highlands Health Care. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, it will be located at United Country Real Estate, 60 Court Square in Gainesville, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, it will be at the OZH clinic at 100 Medical Drive in Alton.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 it will be at West Plains Bank and Trust-Liberty Branch, 607 N. Elm St. in Mtn. View; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at West Plains Bank and Trust North Branch, 1601 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bank of Birch Tree, 7827 FF Highway in Birch Tree.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, the unit will be at West Plains Bank and Trust-Willow Springs Branch, 708 E. Main St. in Willow Springs. It will travel to Poplar Bluff to do screenings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the John J. Pershing Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic there, 1500 N. Westwood Blvd., then head north to screen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Fordland Clinic, 1059 Barton Drive in Fordland.
Finally, the unit will return to Van Buren to do screenings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, again at Missouri Highlands Health Care, 405 Main St., with the vehicle parked in the church lot next door. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, it will be at West Plains Bank and Trust-Houston Branch, 1473 Sam Houston Blvd. in Houston.
Patients can schedule a mammogram to take place at a location from this schedule ahead of time by calling 417-257-5912. Appointments are available but limited, so those seeking to make an appointment are urged secure a spot in advance.
Patients wishing to have mammograms conducted through Ozarks Healthcare’s Mobile Mammography Unit must: be female and 40 years or older; have had no mammograms in the past year; not be pregnant or breastfeeding; have no implants or breast issues such as breast discharge, lumps, pain or discoloration; and not have ever been diagnosed with breast cancer.
For more information visit www.ozarkshealthcare.com/services/imaging-services/mobile-mammography.