Sixty percent of uninsured women who don’t have a regular doctor forgo their annual mammogram because of high costs and lack of access to care. The Project Renewal ScanVan, the nation’s first mobile mammography clinic, was launched to help these women.

The ScanVan travels to more than 240 locations throughout the city’s five boroughs each year. Our staff works with community-based organizations that identify women who need services and works with them to break down cultural and language barriers to care. The ScanVan never turns any woman away, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Data: 4,183 women received free mammograms on the ScanVan in 2016.

Client Story: Christal

 
 

Unemployed and unable to afford her mammogram, Christal came to the Project Renewal ScanVan. In 2012, her screening revealed breast cancer. Fortunately, it was detected early. The ScanVan staff helped her get the treatment she needed. "I wouldn’t be here today if not for the Project Renewal ScanVan," Christal says.