Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to answer your questions and set your mind at ease about getting your mammogram with AdventHealth Mobile Mammography. If you have additional questions not answered here, please contact us at 813-601-1925 or MobileMammographyWFD@AdventHealth.com.
How Much Does the Mammogram Cost?
AdventHealth Mobile Mammography bills most major insurance directly as a preventive, or well-woman, visit that is typically covered at 100% if you meet the age and time frame eligibility. For the uninsured, a self-pay option is available for the 3D mammogram.
Who Will Be Administering the Onsite Mammograms?
AdventHealth Mobile Mammography has certified mammographers with more than 20 years of experience.
Do I Need a Prescription?
People who are age 40 and older do not need a prescription or referral for their mammograms. People under 40 years of age need a prescription from a doctor.
Who Is Eligible to Receive a Mammogram?
Any female who is 40 years old or older (if you’re 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, is eligible. 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 five years, are currently experiencing symptoms in your breasts, are currently pregnant or haven’t stopped breastfeeding for five months. If you have further questions regarding your eligibility, please call us at 813-601-1925.
How Long Will My Mammogram Take?
Appointments can take as little as 10 minutes if you bring your completed pre-registration forms.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
Please bring your insurance card and pre-registration forms. If you are under 40 years old, 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 to My Appointment?
A two-piece outfit is recommended for your convenience. Wipes and spray deodorant are provided on the bus, or you may bring your own.
What if I’ve Never Received a Mammogram Before?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can receive a mammogram screening. These images will be considered your baseline screening, and you can use them to compare future mammograms.
What About Implants, Reductions and Nipple Rings?
It’s important to tell the technologist if 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. Rarely, the mammogram process can rupture an implant, which is another important reason to make sure we know you have implants. You do not need to remove nipple rings.
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 booked in advance 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?
Please follow the steps below to receive an onsite mammogram:
- Go to AdventHealthMobileMammography.com
- Click “Schedule Appointment”
- Select your company or school from the drop-down menu
- Select an appointment time
- Fill in the required information
You’ll receive a confirmation email from MobileMammographyWFD@AdventHealth.com immediately, and a reminder email 24 hours in advance of your appointment.
Please use your personal email and check your junk or spam folder if you don’t see the confirmation email. Please add your appointment time to your personal calendar.
With your permission, we’ll 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 canceled when the link is clicked.
To reschedule, follow the above instructions as if scheduling for the first time, or contact us at 813-601-1925 or MobileMammographyWFD@AdventHealth.com.
Our mobile mammography coach offers only screening mammograms (routine, annual exams for people with no current breast problems). If you are under the age of 40, you need a prescription from your physician for a screening mammogram. If you are over the age of 40, no prescription is required. If you currently have concerns regarding your breast health (e.g., a lump you can feel, nipple discharge, pain, dimpling of the breast or nipple changes), please contact your physician immediately.