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Mobile Breast Cancer Screenings in Northwest Ohio

Mercy Health has the region’s first mobile mammography unit. Here’s where it’s headed over the next two weeks.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mercy Health has the region’s first mobile mammography unit, with scheduled visits at convenient locations throughout the 21 counties in northwest Ohio. 

The unit will make access to mammography services easy and safe.

The mobile mammography unit is customized for patient convenience and will deliver 3D mammograms to women age 40 and older. It is equipped with the newest 3D technology and offers patients the option of self-compression, meaning the patient will have the ability to control the compression once they are in position.

Certified radiologists read all mammograms and because a second look can mean a second chance, all mammograms are double-checked with a computer-aided detection system that detects more breast cancer than mammography alone. You and your physician receive a copy of the results.

Mercy Health is proving this service at various locations throughout the week.

Upcoming locations (March 23 – April 9):

Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital parking lot, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon

Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center lot, 2460 Cherry St., Toledo

  • Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mercy Health – Jefferson Avenue Family Medicine, 2200 Jefferson Ave., Toledo

  • Fridays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (closed April 2)

Talk with your doctor about when you should have a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-833-MAMMVAN (833-626-6826).