The goal of Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan is to make mammography services accessible and convenient for women by visiting locations across Nevada. These screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral.

The Mammovan will be stopping in Ely soon. Women wanting to take advantage of this valuable service should call 1-877-581-6266 to make an appointment for one of the following dates: Aug. 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Parked by the Duck Pond off of 10th, between Campton and Clark

Acceptable methods of payment: Medicare, Medicaid, Women’s Health Connection (WHC), Sliding Fee Scale. Most major insurances: Yearly Preventive Screening are covered under most insurances, however, verify your coverage prior to your appointment to assure the Mammovan is an accepted provider. Individuals not covered by health insurance may qualify for a “no charge” screening.

For an appointment, call Nevada Health Centers Mammovan 877-581-6266, www.nvhealthcenters.org/services/mammovan. NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality healthcare services throughout Nevada. They accept most insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare.

Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) operates the Mammovan, a mobile mammography van that provides convenient access to mammography services to women. The Mammovan began operations in 2000, and was initially made possible by a grant secured by former Congressman John Ensign and former First Lady of Nevada, Dema Guinn. NVHC has been able to continue to operate the Mammovan thanks to generous donors and grant funding.

NVHC is proud to announce that it is one of six organizations to receive a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The grant was awarded in support of the Mammovan Program and will be used to meet the mammography screening needs of women throughout Nevada. The Prevent Cancer Foundation received 80 applications from organizations around the country for the 2015 grants cycle, and awarded programs that focus on prevention or early detection when it is more treatable, as well as, providing access to underserved communities.