You have so many reasons NOT to get a mammogram. You're scared. It's stressful to find the time and energy to fit it into your life.
But it matters. Because you matter. Getting a mammogram means you're protecting yourself and everyone who depends on you. And it shows the young people in your life what good self-care looks like.
What's Keeping You From Getting a Mammogram?
We know things get in the way of your health. We've got you.
I'm worried I can't pay for it. Does my insurance cover it?
Most insurance covers breast screenings. Check with your insurance company.
Don't have insurance? You can:
- Find out how much it will cost
- See about financial aid
- Take the survey to find out if you qualify for a free screenings: Every Woman's Life Survey
Not having insurance or money shouldn't keep you from getting a mammogram.
I don't have a doctor. Do I need one?
You do need a medical provider who can get your mammogram results. It doesn't have to be a UVA provider.
If you'd like to see a UVA Health provider, you can find a location with weekend hours, walk-in times, and more. You'll also be connected to world-renowned specialists throughout our system.
Find a doctor near you.
I don't know what I need to make an appointment. Do I have to have a referral?
You don't need a referral for a basic mammogram. Just call.
I don't know how to get there. And I work. When would I do it?
Not everyone has a car or the ability to take off work when they need to.
Enter the mobile mammogram coach. This luxury, state-of-the-art clinic on wheels goes to various locations around the area.
Check the mobile mammogram schedule
We also have several places you can get a mammogram, many on bus lines. We have plenty of appointments. It's easier than you think.
Check out our free shuttle service.
I'm worried about the result. What if there's bad news?
Cancer's never good. But if you do have breast cancer, the sooner you know, the better.
You have a better chance of beating cancer if you find it early. We have speedy treatments you can't get everywhere. Getting the right treatment and the best care can help you through it.
See more about our breast cancer treatment options.
You'll also find that UVA Cancer Center has free programs and support to help you with every aspect of your life. We've got you.
UVA Mammograms on Pantops
We have a full-service center that's easy to get to. You'll find welcoming, friendly faces in this fresh, new space. Parking is easy and free, and the mammogram itself only takes about 15 minutes.