UH Mobile Health Screenings Program
Bringing Advanced Screenings to You
In order to make advanced, preventive health screenings available to more people across Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals has launched the UH Mobile Health Screenings Program. Our mobile health unit will be stationed at a variety of convenient, UH locations across the region to offer advanced 3-D mammography screenings. Appointments and a physician’s order are required.
All UH mobile mammograms are performed by a licensed mammography technician and will be interpreted by a UH board-certified breast imaging radiologist. The results will be mailed to you and your referring doctor.
3-D Screening Mammograms Find Cancer Early
Mammograms can find cancer when it is small and treatable. In fact, when breast cancer is caught early, the survival rate is nearly 100%.* 3-D mammography or tomosynthesis is the most advanced screening mammogram available and provides a more detailed image, making breast abnormalities easier to see, even in dense tissue. It can lead to earlier cancer detection, fewer callbacks and greater peace of mind.
*The five-year relative survival rate of women with localized stage of breast cancer is close to 100 percent. Source: American Cancer Society
FAQs about 3-D Mammograms on the UH Mobile Health Screenings Unit
- Who is eligible for a mobile mammogram?
Women 40+ years of age who had their last mammogram more than 11 months ago and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Women younger than 40 may be eligible if they have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors. Talk to your doctor.
Please note: If you are experiencing breast problems or have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the last two years, this screening is not appropriate for you. Talk to your doctor.
- When will I receive my 3-D mammogram results?
Mammogram results will be mailed to you and the referring doctor after they have been interpreted by a board-certified UH breast imaging radiologist.
- Are 3-D mammograms covered by insurance?
Yes. Most providers will cover the cost in full for eligible women but it’s a good idea to check with them before scheduling an appointment. UH Mobile Health Screenings staff will bill your insurance company on your behalf.
- What should I wear to the screenings?
Patients will need to undress from the waist up. Therefore, we advise you to wear a two-piece outfit for your convenience and comfort. Do not use deodorant, perfume or skin creams as these can interfere with the results.
- How long does the exam take?
A screening mammography exam usually takes 20 minutes or less to be done. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
- How can I obtain an order for my mobile mammogram?
If you have a primary care provider, he/she can provide you with the order for your mammogram. If you don’t have a doctor, visit UHhospitals.org/doctors to find a provider near you.
- Is the Unit wheelchair accessible?