CHIPPEWA VALLEY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A new traveling health unit will be making stops around the Chippewa Valley.
Prevea and HSHS hospitals have launched a mobile 3 d mammography unit which will provide people in rural areas more access to screenings.
Starting June 9 the mobile mammography unit will travel on a regular basis to 13 counties in northwestern Wisconsin.
Chief Medical Officer for Prevea Ken Johnson says this is a chance to provide more opportunities for patients.
“We know that women if they have to drive more than 20 minutes are unlikely to schedule their mammogram. So, by bringing this state-of-the-art technology out to the people in the rural areas instead of asking them to drive into the cities we will screen a lot more people and find more cancers,” said Johnson.
For more information on where the bus will be located and to schedule an appointment you can head online