On Saturday, May 19, from 9 AM – 4 PM, the Novant Health / UVA mammography van will be located in the parking lot across from Trinity. This visit is the coordinated effort of the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation and Trinity’s Outreach mission. The purpose of the visit is to offer early detection of breast cancer by providing 2-D mammography screening.
Ladies over age 40 may come for a mammogram whether they have insurance or not. Historically, the van’s primary mission has been to reach the uninsured, underserved community. More recently, to maximize the utilization of the van’s visit, the mission has been expanded to also include ladies with insurance.
1. If you have insurance, including Medicare:
. You must have a doctor, and be able to provide doctor’s name and location of practice. . Your doctor must have seen you within the last 24 months.
. You must not be breast feeding.
. You must not have any history of breast cancer.
. You must not have had a mammogram within the past 12 months.
. You must provide your insurance information when you register, and bring your insurance card to the appointment.
2. If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for a grant:
. In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, you will be asked to provide the following information: Name Race Ethnicity Family size Estimated annual gross income (This information will not be verified. It is required by the organization funding the grants. The goal is to provide as much grant funding as possible to those in need of assistance.)
The sign-up / registration process has two steps:
1. Sign Up – call Betsy Crenshaw in the church office (592-3343) to reserve an appointment time. Please also provide your best telephone contact information.
2. Registration – after Betsy has given you an appointment time, please call Novant (703) 369-8073 to provide registration information. This will ensure that your visit to the Mammography Van is quick and efficient.
A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be on site during the van’s visit. Please help spread the word to ladies you know and love about this important opportunity. If even one life can be saved through early detection, the van’s visit will be well worth the effort.