Mobile mammography unit dispatches to the tri-county this March

TRI-COUNTY — Big Bend Regional Hospital District has partnered with Desert Imaging’s Mammos on the Move program to bring mammography services back to the Big Bend region. The Big Bend Regional Hospital District was established in 1991 to provide healthcare for needy county residents in Presidio and Brewster Counties. Desert Imaging’s mobile mammography units have been serving the El Paso and surrounding areas since 2007. The mobile units are equipped to perform full-field digital mammograms and will provide the best high-resolution images for the radiologist to read. The exam takes less than 10 minutes to perform.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 915-577-0100.  Most insurances are accepted and mammograms are typically at no out-of-pocket cost since they are covered as a preventative service. For those without insurance, the private pay cost is $145.00 and is all inclusive. Grant assistance is available for qualifying, non-insured patients.

Mammos on the Move will be in Presidio at the Presidio Activity Center on March 1-2 from 8 to 5 p.m., in Alpine at the Big Bend Regional Medical Center on March 3-4 from 8 to 5 p.m., and in Marfa at the Marfa Community Clinic on March 5 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and the Marfa Country Clinic from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Appointments will be required and safety measures will be in place to ensure COVID safety. Masks must be worn and patients should be symptom free at the time of the appointment.