Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to the mobile mammogram program. If you have any questions that are not answered in this document, please contact AdventHealth Mobile Mammography at 813-601-1925, or MobileMammographyWFD@AdventHealth.com
HOW MUCH DOES THE MAMMOGRAM COST?
AdventHealth Mobile Mammography bills most major insurance directly as a preventative (well woman) visit.
This is typically covered at 100% if you meet the age and time frame eligibility. For people without insurance, a self-pay rate is available.
WHO WILL BE ADMINISTERING THE ONSITE MAMMOGRAMS?
AdventHealth Mobile Mammography certified mammographers with 20+ years of experience will be administering the mammograms. They can be reached at 813-601-1925 or through the website www.AdventHealthMobileMammography.com if you have questions.
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION?
Women 40 and older do not need a prescription or referral. Women under 40 years of of age require a prescription from your doctor.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A MAMMOGRAM?
Any female that is 40 or older (under 40, you may receive a screening if you have a prescription from your doctor) and has not received a screening mammogram within the past year. This will be considered your annual well women screening mammogram. You are NOT considered eligible if you have been treated for breast cancer within the past 5 years, are currently experiencing symptoms in your breasts, or if you are currently pregnant or haven’t stopped breastfeeding for 5 months. If you have further questions regarding your eligibility, please call 813-601-1925.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY MAMMOGRAM?
Appointments can take as little as 10 minutes if you bring your completed Pre- Registration Forms, found on the Schedule Appointment page of our website.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Please bring your insurance card and pre-registration forms. If you are under 40 years of age, bring the required prescription from your doctor. We provide wipes and deodorant on the bus, but you may want to bring your own.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A two-piece outfit is recommended for convenience. Wipes and spray deodorant are provided on the bus or bring your own.
WHAT IF I NEVER RECEIVED A MAMMOGRAM BEFORE?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to receive a screening mammogram. These images will be considered your “baseline” and what you can use to compare future mammograms.
WHAT ABOUT IMPLANTS, REDUCTIONS AND NIPPLE RINGS?
It’s important to tell the technologist you have implants before your mammogram is started. To help the doctor see as much breast tissue as possible, women with implants will have extra pictures done, as well as the four standard pictures taken during a screening mammogram. Nipple rings do not need to be removed.
CAN I HAVE A COPY OF MY IMAGES? WILL THEY BE SENT TO MY DOCTOR’S OFFICE?
A letter with your results will be sent automatically to you at the address you provide within 30 days. A copy of your report will also be mailed to your doctor’s office that you provide during registration within 30 days.
WHAT IF I RECEIVE ABNORMAL RESULTS?
For most women, the results of a mammogram will be good news. The mammogram will show no sign of breast cancer. If your mammogram does show something abnormal, you will need follow-up tests to check whether or not the finding is breast cancer. Most abnormal findings on a mammogram are not breast cancer. AdventHealth will assist with arranging follow-up care, if needed.
ARE WALK-INS WELCOME?
Yes, but appointments will have priority. Appointments are suggested for the time that best fits your schedule. Please enter your appointment on your personal calendar.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RECEIVE AN ONSITE MAMMOGRAM?
Go to www.AdventHealthMobileMammography.com
• Click “Schedule Appointment”
• Select your company or school from the drop down
• Select an appointment time
• Fill in the required information
You will receive a confirmation email immediately, and a reminder 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Please use your personal email and check your junk/spam folder if you don’t see the confirmation email. Please add your appointment time to your personal calendar. With your permission, we will use your personal email and cell phone to send you a reminder so please provide
that information accurately.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment, click the link at the bottom of your confirmation email. Your appointment will be cancelled when the link is clicked. To reschedule, follow the above instructions as if scheduling for the first time. Or contact MobileMammographyWFD@AdventHealth.com or 813-601-1925. When detected early, breast cancer has a nearly 100% survival rate. Annual screening mammograms can detect cancer early – when it is more treatable.