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Mammovan in Las Vegas Area for Three Weeks
Published on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 (11:14 a.m.)PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan Stops in Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, Nev. (March 22, 2016) 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 making stops throughout the Las Vegas area over the next few weeks and there are many appointments available on the dates listed below. Women wanting to take advantage of this valuable service should call 1.877.581.6266 to make an appointment listed on the website at: https://www.nevadahealthcenters.org/services/mammovan/
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 under-served communities.
NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality healthcare services throughout Nevada. We accept most insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare.
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About Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing access to quality health care throughout Nevada since 1977. NVHC operates more than 18 health centers throughout Nevada, that include two mobile programs, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the NVHC Mammovan plus a Visiting Nurse Program in Lockwood. General information about Nevada Health Centers is available on the company website at: http://www.nvhealthcenters.org
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided $138 million in support of cancer prevention research, education, outreach and advocacy programs nationwide and has played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org