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Walk-in Mammography

No Referral, No Appointment Needed

Penn State Health St. Joseph has made it easier than ever to take care of yourself. Walk in today to our Exeter Ridge or Bern Campus locations and get your screening mammogram. No referral or appointment needed.

The Benefits

  • Latest 3D imaging technology
  • Only “no-referral-needed” mammography service in Berks County
  • Sets a baseline of breast health for future screenings
 
Exeter Ridge
3970 Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bern Campus
2500 Bernville Road, Bern Township
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 

Schedule in Advance

If you prefer to schedule in advance instead, we offer mammograms services at nine different locations across the region. Call 610-378-2100 to make an appointment.

Early Detection is the Best Defense

If you’re a woman over 40 or you have a family history of breast cancer, a yearly screening mammogram is one of the most important things you can do to take care of yourself. Early detection gives you the best chance of beating breast cancer.

If your mother, sister or daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer, discuss with your health care provider when to start. Your provider may advise you to get your first mammogram 10 years earlier than the age that your relative was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Screening Versus Diagnostic Mammogram

Screening mammography is used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. This is the only type of mammogram available with our walk-in service. Do not schedule a screening mammogram, if you are experiencing pain, swelling or other concern. Contact your physician to determine if a diagnostic mammogram is best for you.

If your doctor has referred you due to a specific concern regarding your breast health, or if you have a history of breast cancer, breast surgery or breast implants, you will need a diagnostic mammogram and should call 610-378-2100 to make an appointment.

Preparing For Your Mammogram

Before Your Mammogram:

  • Avoid using underarm deodorant, powder, lotions or perfumes under your arms or on your breasts the day of your mammogram.
  • When you arrive, have your insurance card and identification ready for registration.

During Your Mammogram:

  • The technician will give you a gown and ask you to undress from the waist up, removing any neck jewelry.
  • The technician will ask you a series of questions regarding your family history of breast cancer, current breast issues or concerns and other general health topics.
  • After explaining the procedure, the technician will position your body to get the best image, repeating the process for both breasts.

After Your Mammogram:

  • A radiologist will review the images and enter the results into our patient portal, My Penn State Health by Cerner, and send a report to your doctor.
  • If there is a concern or need to capture more images, the radiologist will communicate with your doctor.
  • If you do not have a gynecologist or primary care physician, we can help connect you to one through our physician referral services.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology has named Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.” This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding where to go for your mammogram. It means that our facilities and staff have gone through a comprehensive review and met the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality, based on nationally accepted standards of care.

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