“It’s absolutely critical that we increase awareness and access to preventive care like mammograms, both from an individual quality-of-life perspective and to help control our health care costs as a society,” said Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown. “Improving access is a real challenge in many communities across the state, some of which are miles from the nearest doctor’s office. Making cancer screenings a mobile service is a huge step in bridging that gap, and I applaud the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for going above and beyond.”
The Division of Public Health’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van is a mobile screening van that goes to local communities in Delaware to provide a number of services including:
- Breast Screenings
- Cervical Screenings
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Cholesterol testing
- Glucose testing
- Information on healthy lifestyles
- Translation services for Spanish and Haitian-Creole
It screens underserved women throughout the state and completed 1,005 mammogram screenings in the last fiscal year with 85% of these women considered low income.
Women ages 40 and older who are interested in scheduling a breast or cervical screening should contact the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at 1-888-672-9647 to schedule their appointment. Click here to view the screening schedule on the Coalition’s website. Women who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for a free screening through the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Screening for Life program.