Bringing Cancer Screenings into the Community
Preventive screenings such as mammograms save lives. When cancer and other conditions are found and treated at earlier stages, people generally have a greater chance of survival and better overall quality of life. Yet, many people in our community don’t have access to these simple and vital tests. Barriers such as lack of transportation or scheduling conflicts due to job demands or childcare often prevent people from seeking regular health screenings.
Virtua Health is closing the health screening gap in South Jersey by driving our Mobile Health and Cancer Screening Unit into the communities where it’s needed most. The state-of-the-art, 40-foot vehicle is staffed by a board-certified clinician and a technologist who provide onsite screenings and health education. We accept most health insurance providers, Medicare, and Medicaid. Our mobile unit also provides free screenings through NJ CEED for individuals without health insurance.
Screenings offered include:
- 3D mammography
- Clinical breast exams
- Gynecologic exams
- Pap tests to detect cervical cancer
- Colorectal screenings via a take-home stool kit or colonoscopy referrals
- PSA blood tests for prostate cancer screening