Editor’s Note: We reached out to the Project Renewal’s ScanVan program for more details about the insurance coverage policy for those seeking mammograms from the ScanVan. All uninsured patients are fully covered for this service by Project Renewal. For those with insurance, Project Renewal will bill the patient’s insurance company for the cost of the mammogram, and any portion not paid by the insurance company will be paid for by ScanVan. There is NO out-of-pocket expense for this service for anyone, whether insured or uninsured. Billing insurance for the service acts as an additional source of funding for the charity providing this mammography service, so if your insurance company pays them for the service, this allows them to offer the program to more patients that would like the screening. An additional date was also shared, which is below.
I continue my long-standing partnership with Project Renewal’s Scan Van Program to provide free mammography screenings and clinical breast exams to women across Staten Island. While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer – and many diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives – the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.
Sadly, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of death among women in New York State, and until the cure is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected, facilitating earlier diagnosis and treatment, which increases the chance of survival.
ScanVan is the country’s first mobile mammography and radiology clinic for homeless and uninsured adults. ScanVan provides clinical breast exams, mammograms, tuberculosis (TB) tests, and health education to homeless and low-income men and women. We visit homeless shelters, drop-in centers, and street-side locations in all five boroughs of New York City.
The Scan Van will be located at my District Office and at the Staten Island Mall. To register please call (646) 415-7932.
As always, if you have other questions, please contact my office at (718) 984-4073. Registration is required.
Senator Lanza’s District Office
3845 Richmond Avenue, Suite 2A
Staten Island, NY 10312
Wednesday March 22nd, 9am-12pm
Wednesday May 24th, 9am – 12pm
Wednesday July 26th, 9am-12pm
Wednesday September 27th, 9am-12pm
Tuesday November 14th, 9am-12pm
Staten Island Mall
2655 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Saturday March 4th, 9am-4pm
Saturday July 8th, 9am-4pm
Saturday September 9th, 9am-4pm
Richmond County Supreme Court
130 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
April 10, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – JALBCA (Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert) sponsored event
Banner Image: Scan Van. Image Credit – Project Renewal