Have you put off your annual mammogram? Wait no longer - get your annual screening with the most-advanced breast cancer detection equipment using Mercy’s 3D mammography.
In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital will host extended hours for mammogram screenings on Thursday, October 19.
Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., patients can receive their annual mammogram by either pre-scheduling an appointment or using the walk-in service. Women may also enjoy refreshments and giveaways.
A prescription is not necessary if the patient’s physician is Mercy integrated. Insurance will be billed for the mammogram; however diagnostic mammograms are not included during the special extended hours on October 19.
To schedule a mammogram, call 620-223-7015. Walk-in patients may register at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott’s main registration desk. Please present a copy of the patient’s insurance card, if applicable.
The 3D mammography equipment was purchased and installed last November. The upgrade was made possible by a donation from the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott. Partial funding was provided by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation. FSACF serves to fulfill the philanthropic goals that benefit the common good and improve quality of life by providing leadership and programming that is responsive to the interest and needs of residents of the Fort Scott area.
*If experiencing any breast discomfort or problems, women need to see a physician for an order. Women should refrain from wearing deodorant or powder the day of the mammogram.