MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Clay and Kanawha counties offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.

A service of WVU Medicine and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:

  • Clay Primary Care from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 14.  For an appointment, call 304-587-7301.
  • Clendenin Health Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 15 and July 16.  For an appointment, call 304-548-7272.
  • Sissonville Health Center, temporarily located at Bottom Elementary School in Charleston, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 17. For an appointment, call 304-984-1576.

The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, if available. Mammograms for women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds from the West Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. No woman over 40 is turned away due to lack of funding.  A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram.

Since the startup of the mobile mammography program, Bonnie’s Bus has provided nearly 8,700 mammograms for women throughout West Virginia and led to the detection of 32 cases of breast cancer. Many of those screened are uninsured or underinsured and qualified for screening through the WVBCCSP.

Bonnie’s Bus works in collaboration with a statewide partnership of clinicians, public health professionals, women’s groups, and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.  

Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated in partnership with WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Jo Statler’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.

For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see www.wvucancer.org/bonnie.    
 
Attention reporters and editors: If you are interested in covering Bonnie’s Bus when it visits your area, please call the WVU Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in Morgantown at 304-293-7087 in advance. Out of respect for patient privacy, please do not show up at the location without scheduling an appropriate time for interviews and/or photos.

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For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs and Creative Services, 304-293-7087
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