Mercy Expands Hours for Mammograms on October 11

September 11, 2018

Have you put off your annual mammogram? Wait no longer. Get your annual screening using the most-advanced breast cancer detection equipment, 3D mammography.

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital will host Mammogram Mania and extend hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for mammogram screenings on Thursday, October 11.

During the extended hours, patients can receive their annual mammogram by either pre-scheduling an appointment or using the walk-in service.

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 11.

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 in November 2016. The upgrade was made possible by a donation from the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott with partial funding provided by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (FSACF). 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.

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