Mammovan of Nevada Health Centers Offers Screenings in Reno, Silver Springs, and Carson City | Carson City Nevada News

Early detection is essential in the fight against breast cancer, which is why access to screening is of crucial importance. This work continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. To accommodate women who need a mammogram, health centers in northern Nevada continually crisscross the state and stop in local communities.

Mammography screenings are primarily intended for women 40 years of age and over; however, screenings will be provided to persons under the age of 40 who have a screening recommendation from a provider.

Call 1.877.581.6266, option 1 to make an appointment.

Pre-screening for any symptoms related to COVID-19 will take place before entering the Mammovan. Here are the locations for the Mammovan:

– Monday, October 18, 7:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Moana Nursery, 1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno

– Tuesday, October 19, 7:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Veterans Healing Camp run by the Health Communities Coalition 1775 US-50, Silver Springs

– Wednesday, October 20, 7:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Sierra Nevada Health Centers 3325 Research Way, Carson City

– Thursday, October 21, 9:40 a.m. to 5:40 p.m., Community Health Alliance, Sparks Health Center 2244 Oddie Blvd., Sparks

NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality health care services throughout Nevada. Screening is available to all women, regardless of their economic status. We accept most major insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare, and offer a sliding fee schedule for those who are uninsured.

Nevada Health Centers operate the Mammovan, a mobile mammography van that provides convenient access to mammography services for women. The Mammovan began operations in 2000 and was initially made possible through a grant obtained by former Congressman John Ensign and former Nevada First Lady Dema Guinn.

About Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) NVHC is a federally accredited community health center (FQHC) not-for-profit that has been dedicated to providing access to quality health care throughout Nevada since 1977.

NVHC operates more than 17 health centers across Nevada, which include three mobile programs, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, NVHC Mammovan and the Nevada Children’s Health Project as well as a visiting nurse program at Lockwood. General information on Nevada health centers can be found here on the company’s website.

Maria J. Book