Sauk Prairie Healthcare pioneered a program called Walk-in Wednesdays. Through this program, you can walk in to Sauk Prairie Hospital from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for your screening mammogram – no appointment necessary!
What is a Screening Mammogram vs a Diagnostic Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Screening mammograms are routinely done to detect abnormalities in the breast in women who have no apparent symptoms or signs of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms are done if something suspicious is found in an annual screening mammogram or if there may be signs of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms may or may not be covered by your insurance. You should consult with your insurance company for individual coverage details.
You can get a screening mammogram at Sauk Prairie Hospital at Walk-In Wednesdays or by appointment if:
- It has been at least 12 months since your last screening mammogram to comply with most insurance requirements.
- You do not have breast lumps, bumps, pain or nipple discharge.
- You have not been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 5 years.
You should schedule a diagnostic mammogram, if:
- You feel a lump, bump, or have pain or nipple discharge.
- You have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 5 years.
- If a radiologist or physician has recommended a diagnostic mammogram, regardless if it’s been more than 12 months since your last screening mammogram.
Preparing for Your Mammogram
Some things to consider to help the process runs smoothly:
- Avoid wearing a dress.
- Avoid deodorant, perfume, lotion or powder.
- It’s best to avoid getting a mammogram during the week before your menstrual cycle.
Be sure to bring your:
- Health insurance card.
- The name of the facility where you had your last mammogram.
- The name of the primary care doctor.
Want to save even more time? Click here to pre-register online!
Notice: Anyone having an X-ray examination will receive a bill from the hospital, which covers the cost of digital equipment, supplies and technical personnel. They will also receive a bill from Madison Radiologists S. C., which covers the professional fee for radiologists interpretation of the X-ray.