Mobile Mammography Diagnostics Unit
A breast X-ray, known as a mammogram, is the best way to find cancer in its earliest stages—up to two years before it can be felt. If breast cancer is detected early, 90 percent of women can be treated successfully. All women age 40 or older should have a mammogram every year.
To make this important screening more available to your employees, Sentara RMH Medical Center can bring the mobile mammography service to your place of business.
The mammography van provides the same quality service that women enjoy at Sentara RMH Women's Center, and employees can be back at work within approximately 30 minutes. Many women who have used this service report that they would not have had a mammogram if it had not been made available at their worksite. To schedule call 540-433-4641.
In cooperation with the Sentara RMH Wellness Center, Sentara RMH Occupational Health Center offers on-site cholesterol screenings for employees. The Wellness Center employs the latest technology in cholesterol screening. Accurate results are available in five minutes using a simple finger-stick method that draws a small amount of blood.
It has long been known that smoking, high blood pressure and family history are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, people often underestimate the importance of knowing their blood cholesterol levels. You can now provide your employees with the opportunity to obtain this important information in a simple, cost-effective manner. To schedule call 540-564-5694.
Flu Vaccination Program
A study published in the August 1996 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that those who received flu vaccinations had 36% fewer sick days than those who chose not to participate. The study also calculated a return on investment of almost 5 to 1, a return of $25 on every $5 spent on vaccinations. Whether you wish to subsidize vaccinations or simply make your employees aware of their benefits, the preventive health benefits are substantial.
The flu vaccination program is an extremely popular service to area businesses and employees. The Sentara RMH Occupational Health Center staff is available to come to your place of business and administer the flu vaccine. This will make it easier for your employees to participate and minimize disruptions to your daily operations.
We will try to accommodate each business’s unique schedule and hours of operation. Times and vaccine are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also offer vaccinations in our clinic on a walk-in basis. To schedule any of the above on-site programs, please contact the Sentara RMH Occupational Health Center at 540-564-5622 or 800-722-8854.