Schedule your no-cost breast cancer screening today!
The perceived and actual costs of preventive health care can keep people from getting the services and screenings they need. To help reduce the anxiety surrounding cost, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) Health Clinic, in partnership with Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography unit, part of Corewell Health, is hosting a no-cost Mobile Mammograms event on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 311 State Street in Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Breast cancer is most treatable and curable when it is detected early, which is why the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that women get a yearly mammogram once they reach age 40. Mammograms are completed in just 10-15 minutes. Depending on one’s family history, risks and physician’s findings, mammography and/or other breast screenings may be recommended earlier or more frequently.
During this Mobile Mammography event, no-cost breast cancer screening will be available to any woman who would like to complete their screening. Women of all races, Tribal Community Members, tribal employees and of any insurance status are welcome to participate.
Past participants of the American Indian/Alaska Native screening events supported by Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography unit, part of Corewell Health have stated, “The staff is so nice, it didn’t hurt, and it was the quickest mammogram I’ve ever had.” Many have said, “If it weren’t for this event, I wouldn’t have completed my mammogram this year.”
To schedule an appointment, please call NHBP Community Health Representative Lisa Walker at 269.986.6040. Please leave your name and phone number if you are asked to leave a voice message. Making an appointment is preferred to ensure that this screening is done at no cost and at a convenient time. Walk-in appointments will be available as needed.
Mammograms are available for insured, uninsured and underinsured women. For those uninsured, underinsured, or unable to afford insurance or Medicare Part A deductible, please call 269.986.6040, where a Community Health Representative will support you with the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP) enrollment process. The BC3NP program can arrange and pay for women to receive breast cancer screenings, follow-up care for abnormal test results, and treatment, should the individual be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Those looking for more information on the opportunity to receive their mammogram with the mobile unit should call 269.986.6040.