(1/04/10) - The Digital McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is making visits across the Northeastern Region of South Carolina to fulfill the mammography needs of women in these areas.
Upcoming dates include:
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Francis Marion University (Parking Lot F - behind the Computer Center: Turn in Gate 6 off Highway 301/76)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McLeod Family Practice Timmonsville (755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McLeod Family Medicine Center Lake City (276 North Ron McNair Blvd., Lake City)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pate Medical Associates (116 Hospital Square, Bishopville)
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit takes digital mammogram screenings to women at health care facilities, businesses, industries, and health fairs to reach those women who do not undergo a mammogram for lack of time, awareness, and access. The unit provides a convenient, comfortable, and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram (an X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer).
Any woman is able to have a screening mammogram performed on the mobile unit at these locations if she meets certain conditions and criteria. No physician order is required for a screening mammogram, but each woman must have a referring physician to receive the mammogram results. This procedure will also require insurance or a method of payment as normal screening mammogram charges apply (no cash please). Medicaid, Medicare, and Best Chance Network are accepted. Generally, women should be 40 years of age or older and must not have had a screening mammogram performed in the past 12 months for most insurance coverage (check your individual plan).
Women may schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit at any of these locations by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095 and choosing "Option 1". Please mention that you wish to schedule an appointment on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit and the date and location you wish to schedule your mammogram. A complete list of available dates may be found online at www.McLeodHealth.org under "McLeod Events".
An onsite mammogram in a mobile unit is just as safe, accurate, and confidential as going to a hospital. The state-of-the-art equipment on the unit is identical to the three digital units located in the McLeod Breast Imaging Center. An all-female team of registered radiological technologists with advanced training in the discipline of mammography staff the mobile unit. Furthermore, trained registration staff members on the unit discuss personal and financial information with each woman in a highly confidential setting.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is part of McLeod Health's commitment to women of the region. It is convenient, saves time and encourages preventive health care. The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was purchased through generous donations to the McLeod Health Foundation, and is available to businesses, industries, health care facilities, and health fairs.