This project is supported with funds from Health Research, Inc. and the New York State Department of Health
Mobile Mammography FAQ:
What safety measures has Windsong Mobile Mammography put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Windsong’s Mobile Mammography is taking every measure to keep you safe for your appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic. We require all patients to wear a face mask at all times that covers their nose and mouth, perform temperature checks prior to entering the mobile unit and sanitize in between all appointments. In addition, appointments have been decreased to 50% capacity to ensure adequate social distancing.
When should I get a Mammogram?
Generally, women who are age 40 or older should get a mammogram every year. Women with a personal or family history of cancer should talk to their doctor. To learn more about breast cancer screening and the importance of breast health, click here
What is Windsong Mobile Mammography?
Windsong is now able to serve women throughout Western New York with mobile screening mammography. The goal of this program is to work collaboratively with community partners and healthcare providers to make it easier for women to get a mammogram in their neighborhood.
What counties in Western New York does Windsong’s Mobile Mammography serve?
We serve all eight counties of Western New York, including:
What does the inside of Windsong’s Mobile Mammography Unit look like?
To see the inside of our mobile mammography unit, click here
Am I eligible for a mammogram on Windsong’s Mobile Mammography Unit?
To be eligible the following is required:
- A prescription from your doctor for a mammogram (we can help with this)
- You must be age 40 or older
- You must not have any breast problems (ex: lump, pain, nipple discharge, breast skin changes, etc.)
- Your last mammogram must have been over a year ago
I’ve had a mammogram elsewhere. Should I let the Mobile Mammography Scheduler know that when I make my appointment?
YES, please let us know when you call to schedule your appointment where you’ve had your last mammograms so we can arrange to get them prior to your appointment.. Having images from previous mammograms is essential for our radiologists. You can also bring them with you to your appointment and we’ll upload them on the mobile unit.
I don’t have health insurance. Can I still get a mammogram?
Windsong’s Mobile Mammography Unit accepts all major insurances. However, if you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for a mammogram at no cost to you. Call us at 716.929.9494 and speak to our mobile unit team for further assistance.
When do I get my results?
Your results will be mailed and you should receive them within 3-5 business days. If our radiologist needs you to come back in for more pictures, you will get a phone call 24-48 business hours after your appointment. Your doctor that sent you for your mammogram will also be informed of all information in similar time frames. If you need more pictures, Windsong’s program assistants and Radiologists along with your Primary Care Physician will help coordinate all follow up care.
If I get called back for more pictures, does that mean I have breast cancer?
If you get called back for more pictures, this DOES NOT mean you have breast cancer. Keep in mind that of 100 patients getting a screening mammogram, only 10-15 will need more images. Of those 10-15, only 2-3 will require a biopsy. 80% of those biopsies are negative.