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Published on June 06, 2022

Cone Health Offers Community-Wide Mobile Health Screenings

Cone Health Offers Community-Wide Mobile Health Screenings

As a result of the pandemic, many Americans have deferred preventative care, including routine health screenings. According to the CDC, postponing screenings could result in diagnosis delays, declining health and an increase in cancer disparities, especially among those with access to care issues.

As part of the Cone Health Mobile Health Program, which serves Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham and Randolph counties, area employers and community organizations can request a no-cost mobile health screening unit. Up to 41 patients can be screened a day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cone Health Offers Community-Wide Mobile Health Screenings“By hosting high-quality, convenient mobile screenings on site, Triad employers can help employees stay on track with preventative care,” says Christine Brannock, MSN, RN, OCN, Cone Health oncology outreach manager. “With early detection, both employees and employers benefit from improved health outcomes and lower costs of care.”

Currently, Cone Health has funding to offer prostate cancer screenings and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer at no-cost to patients. Patients receive instructions on how to perform FIT testing at home, and they mail in FIT completed kits for laboratory processing. Results are shared in MyChart.

In addition, 3D mobile mammogram services are performed by Breast Center of Greensboro staff. Patients are billed for mammograms through their private insurance, and mammogram scholarships are available for eligible patients without insurance. If follow up imaging is needed, the Breast Center of Greensboro facilitates appointments and care.

To learn more about scheduling mobile health screenings, contact Jacqueline Heyward at (336) 832-7315.