The Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg's Wellness on Wheels Van is coming to a location near you!
Thanks to the generosity of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Avon, the Via Christi Cancer Center in Pittsburg is now bringing breast health care and wellness exams to women throughout southeast Kansas. The mobile unit, known as the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van, helps eliminate barriers by making it faster and more convenient for women to have a screening mammogram, clinical breast and/or cervical exam in their hometown or even at their place of work.
Every year more than 1,000 women are educated and screened by the clinical professionals who staff the WOW Van. Thanks to Via Christi Hospital's long-standing relationship with the "Early Detection Works" program, the WOW van can now provide low or no-cost screenings for qualified patients.
The WOW Van is wheelchair-accessible. It is also accredited by the American College of Radiology and is certified by the FDA to perform screening mammograms. The WOW Services meet all the requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
The Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg Cancer Center's Wellness on Wheels services follows a strict quality control philosophy. The program features:
- A state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit
- An all-female team of friendly, reassuring, knowledgeable, and highly experienced nurse practitioners and radiologic technologists.
- Interpretation of mammogram results by a dedicated board-certified radiologist.
- Medical supervision by a physician with special training in mammography.
To find out future dates and sites for the WOW Van or to schedule an appointment, call 620.232.0447.