MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Logan and Mingo counties offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.
A service of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:
— Southern West Virginia Health System’s clinic in Man from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. For an appointment, call 304-583-8585.
— Southern West Virginia Health System’s clinic in Gilbert from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. For an appointment, call 304-664-6270.
The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, if available. Mammograms for women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds from the West Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. No woman over 40 is turned away due to lack of funding. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram.
Since the startup of the mobile mammography program, Bonnie’s Bus has provided more than 10,000 mammograms for women throughout West Virginia and led to the detection of 35 cases of breast cancer. Many of those screened are uninsured or underinsured and qualified for screening through the WVBCCSP.
Bonnie’s Bus works in collaboration with a statewide partnership of clinicians, public health professionals, women’s groups, and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.
Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated in partnership with WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Jo Statler’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.
For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see www.wvucancer.org/bonnie.