Mobile Mammography in Denver
Saint Joseph Hospital provides mobile mammography to help reduce the barriers to health care that many women experience throughout Denver. By taking the van out in the community, we are able to provide the same level of care these women would receive in our hospital. We work with patients who receive a positive result to help coordinate the next steps in diagnosis and treatment. We accept most forms of insurance and no one is turned away because of inability to pay. Our staff is bilingual and committed to patient education.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit is funded by the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Saint Joseph Hospital, the Safeway Foundation and the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Days of Operation
The Mobile Mammography Unit operates Monday through Friday.
Communities Served by Mobile Mammography
With almost 3,000 women screened every year, the mobile mammography program partners with area clinics, churches, schools, health fairs, health centers, seniors groups and more to bring the latest technology to communities across Colorado, specifically within the following counties:
- Adams, Douglas, Arapahoe, Gilpin,
- Boulder, Jefferson, Broomfield, Larimer
- Clear Creek, Park, Denver, Summit
- Logan, Morgan Park, Phillips, Sedgwick
- Washington, Weld, Yuma
Breast Imaging Expertise
The mobile mammography van is fitted with digital mammography equipment to bring state-of-the-art technology to your community. Your mammogram will be performed by a certified-technologist and a fellowship-trained radiologist will read your results. If you need additional care, you will have access to the full-service Exempla Saint Joseph Breast Care Center along with a breast health educator and a dedicated breast surgeon.
Importance of Breast Screenings
There would be 40% more breast cancer survivors if all women practiced these early detection steps:
If you have a family history of breast cancer, consult your doctor or call the Breast Care Center at Saint Joseph Hospital at 303-318-3400.
- Breast Self-Exam
Starting in your early 20s, you should perform monthly breast self-exams. The Breast Care Center staff and nurse educators are available to assist with questions and concerns regarding how to do a breast self-exam properly.
- Clinical Breast Exam
As part of your annual physical, ask for a clinical breast exam by your primary care doctor. American Cancer Society recommends every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s, and annually for women 40 and older.
Beginning at age 40, women are encouraged to get an annual mammogram. Mammograms may be recommended for women of a younger age if they have a strong family history of breast cancer or other risk factors.
To find out when the mobile mammography unit will be in your area or to schedule a visit in your community, call 303-318-3419.