Cancer, Community

Spectrum Health to host LGBTQ+ affirming screening event with Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography Unit

June 2, 2021

Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services is offering accessible and inclusive early detection screening through the mobile mammography unit at Baxter Community Center on Saturday, June 12. The screening event is in partnership with the Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Grand Rapids LGBTQ+ Healthcare Consortium, and the West Michigan Coalition for Breast Health. Clinical staff from the Spectrum Health Cancer Center who are familiar with the LGBTQ+ community and their health care needs will be on-hand for consultations.

Breast cancer is most treatable and curable when it is detected early. Therefore, the American College of Radiology urges women to get a mammogram every year once they reach age 40. Depending on family history, risks and your physician’s findings, mammography may be recommended earlier.

Schedule an appointment
Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services is pleased to offer breast cancer screening through its full-service mobile mammography unit.

Appointments are required. Please call 616.486.6022 to schedule today.
Request appointments for Saturday, June 12, 2021
Available appointment times beginning at 9 a.m.

What to expect

  • The Betty Ford Breast Care Services mobile mammography unit is a clinic on wheels that uses the most advanced technology.
  • Patients will be welcomed in a comfortable registration and waiting area.
  • After being registered, patients use private dressing rooms before receiving their mammogram.
  • The mobile unit provides the same high-quality service as Spectrum Health’s 14 Betty Ford Breast Care Services locations.

Free mammograms will be available for uninsured or under-insured patients. People can call 616.486.6022 to see if they qualify or visit

Baxter Community Center
935 Baxter St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Saturday, June 12
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Rick Jensen
Media Relations
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