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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus mobile mammography unit will visit Wayne and Marion counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast care education to women.
- Valley Health – Fort Gay from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. For an appointment, call 304-648-5544, ext. 2335.
- Marion County Senior Citizens, Inc. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. For an appointment, call 304-366-8779.
The screening mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, if available. Patients who are underinsured or uninsured and meet enrollment criteria will be assisted in enrolling in the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) to cover the cost of their screening mammogram. Uninsured women living in West Virginia who are 40 and older can receive a free screening mammogram on the Bus through the generosity of grant funding and donations. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram.
Bonnie’s Bus has traveled more than 225,000 miles partnering with clinics from across the state to complete over 1,700 screening days. Since 2009, the 30,000-plus screenings provided by Bonnie’s Bus have detected more than 170 cases of breast cancer. Many of those screened are underinsured or uninsured and qualify for screening through the WVBCCSP.
Bonnie’s Bus works in collaboration with a statewide partnership of clinicians, public health professionals, women’s groups, and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.
Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus is operated in partnership with WVU Hospitals. The Bus is named after Jo Statler’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.
For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see WVUCancer.org/Bonnie.