Mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early, so we’re bringing the screenings to local Bay Area businesses. Your employees will have access to critical breast health services that include the same high-quality care as other Sutter locations.
The American Cancer Society suggests women who are at average risk for breast cancer (no personal or family history of breast cancer) receive annual mammogram screening at age 45. Bringing the mobile mammography van to employers makes it easy for women to get the screening they need. Because when detected early, breast cancer survival rate is 99%.
Sutter Health accepts most major insurance providers. Visit our health plan site for more details.
No, Kaiser isn’t one of our contracted health plans.
All employees and their dependents who are eligible under their employer’s group health plan can participate if you’re a women over the age of 40 without breast complaints, concerns, or problems. And it must be 365 days from your last exam. Employees who are under a different employer’s health plan may also be eligible. Learn more. Mammography eligibility varies by health plan. Please consult your health plan for the most current criteria. Please also reference Sutter Health’s Preventive Care guidelines.
Appointments are required a minimum of three weeks before the event date. You’ll need a My Health Online (MHO) account and primary care physician (PCP) to receive your results.
Your mammogram should be scheduled after your period if you are still menstruating.
After bathing on day of the exam, please don’t use powder, cream, lotion, perfume, antiperspirant or deodorant under your arms or around the breast area. Dress in a two-piece outfit. You’ll be asked to remove the top piece for your screening. Bring your prior mammogram films and reports if you are new to our center.
After a radiologist interprets your mammogram, they will inform your doctor of your results. You will receive a letter in the mail with your results and a phone call if further evaluation is needed.