Mammogram Van arrives at the Toledo Library

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Mercy Health is bringing health care to the Dutch branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library as their mobile mammography van will stop by May 27 and June 24, both from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The patient must be over 40 years old, be at least 365 days since the last mammogram, not be pregnant or breastfeeding, must be able to walk and stand unaided, and have no history of breast problems such as nipple discharge , lumps, pain or cancer in the past two years to qualify for an exam.

“The mission of Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography Unit is to help break down the barriers women face when it comes to having their screening mammogram, such as time, access, and location. “, by meeting women where they are in Northwest Ohio. Screening mammograms are an effective tool in detecting breast cancer, and the mobile unit ensures women have access to this life-saving screening.” “, said Stephanie Gunderman, Mobile Mammography Outreach Coordinator. “Mercy Health is thrilled to partner with the Toledo Library to provide an alternate location for the Mobile Mammography Unit, bringing a vital health resource to women. of our community.”

Mammograms are usually covered by health plans, but before you go, check that Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider for your insurance. You may be eligible for financial assistance if you have a high deductible or are uninsured. See if you qualify by calling the Mammography Assistance Program at 419-696-5839.

Visits are welcome but places are limited. To secure an appointment, call 833-MAMM-VAN (833-626-6826).

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Holland Branch is located at 1032 S. McCord Rd. Holland, Ohio 43528.

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