North Metro Fire Rescue District teams with St. Joseph Hospital each fall to raise awareness about breast cancer risks and to offer mammograms to area residents in a convenient way.
Due to COVID-19 challenges, the mammography van is unable to provide appointments in our area through a North Metro-hosted event this year.
In order to receive a mammogram, women should contact St. Joseph's at 303-689-4595 to schedule an appointment and review a list of qualifications, or contact your local primary care physician to schedule a mammogram.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Mobile Mammography Van accepts most commercial insurance plans with the exception of Kaiser Permanente. Those members may get a mammogram at the Kaiser Permanente Breast Center. In the majority of cases, insurance will cover 100% of the screening without co-pay; however, coverage can vary. In the event that a woman does not have insurance coverage, Saint Joseph Hospital also offers affordable self-pay options.
According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.