FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Presence Holy Family Medical Center Now Offers Walk-in Mammograms Without a Physician’s Order
First in Area to Offer Innovative Approach to Preventive Breast Care
The Women's Imaging Center at Presence Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is making it easier and more convenient for today’s busy women to tend to their recommended annual mammography screening. There’s no more waiting weeks or even months like at most diagnostic imaging centers to take preventive measures in screening for early breast cancer detection, instead women can simply walk into the Women’s Imaging Center—without an appointment and without a physician’s order.
Presence HFMC offers the most advanced technology in digital mammography and is the first imaging center in northwest Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to welcome walk-ins for a screening mammogram without a physician order. Walk-in appointments are treated with the same great care as advance appointments, and are seamlessly worked into the day’s schedule so patients can be seen as soon as possible. Results are available within 24 hours of the test.
“Meeting the demands of today’s busy women allows us to fulfill our mission and goals as a health care provider. We always put our patient’s needs first and strive to exceed their expectations. As our patients’ needs change, we are right there with them, growing and adapting to best serve them,” said Pam Bell, CEO, Presence Holy Family Medical Center.
If the patient does not have a primary care doctor, a Presence HFMC physician will be assigned to review the results in order to make sure accurate follow-up and treatment are received as necessary. In addition to screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy and other imaging services are available.
The Women's Imaging Center is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and features a spa atmosphere with tranquil music, heated robes and a patient resource center. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Evening appointments are also available by calling 847.813.3273.