BRUNSWICK — Southeast Georgia Health System is providing access to mammography in rural areas of Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle.
The health system began its mobile mammography in 2006 with the custom-designed Wellness on Wheels, a self-contained mobile-health vehicle known as WOW that only requires space in a parking lot.
The WOW will provide health screenings and mammograms from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 20 in the parking lot of the IGA supermarket on U.S. Highway 84 in Ludowici.
The mobile-health vehicle features the same digital mammography equipment found at the health system’s breast-care center.
It is staffed by female mammography technologists trained to perform breast-imaging procedures, and all mobile-unit mammograms are read by the same group of board-certified radiologists who review breast-care center mammograms.
The WOW is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In 2014, the health system’s commitment to fighting breast cancer was recognized with a $60,000 grant from the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The grant helps to provide screening and diagnostic breast-imaging services for uninsured and underserved patients.
For more information on the Jan. 20 health screenings and mammograms, call 912-545-2107, ext. 233.
All mammograms require a physician’s order. Insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
Anyone interested in scheduling the WOW mobile-health vehicle for a nonprofit event or to provide screenings to employees at a place of business can call the Southeast Georgia Health System’s health, promotion and wellness department at 912-466-5160.
For more information about low- or no-cost mammograms for uninsured or underinsured patients in Long, Camden, Glynn and McIntosh counties, call 912-466-5234.