ScreenNJ “LifeSaver” Cancer Screening Mobile Health Unit


ScreenNJ provides free access to cancer screening to help patients overcome barriers and assist New Jersey residents to get screened.

Through our Mobile Health Unit/LifeSaver, we will offer free cancer screenings and care coordination services to the uninsured and underserved across New Jersey. By bringing convenient screening services, The LifeSaver hopes to reduce the number of cancer deaths that occur each year. The LifeSaver will offer the following health care and cancer screening services around prostate, lung, colorectal, breast, HPV/cervical, skin, and genetic hereditary counseling.

Services will include:

– History and physical examinations (e.g., patient health history, past illness, examination for signs of disease)
– Laboratory testing (e.g., HPV screening, prostate specific antigen testing, colorectal fit testing)
– Referrals and authorization for mammograms (breast) and low dose CT screening (lungs)
– Patient navigation for care coordination
– Education and outreach
– Supportive services to address social determinants of health

The ScreenNJ Mobile Health Unit is a mobile medical office designed to provide easy access to preventative cancer screenings, vaccinations and more. The self-contained unit travels throughout New Jersey providing state of the art services to the medically underserved.

Our mobile health unit is unique in that it provides preventative cancer screening services, history and physical examinations, patient navigation support for care coordination, education and outreach. Cancer screening services include HPV/Cervical, Prostate, Colorectal, Lung, Breast, Skin and referrals for Genetic testing.

No medical insurance is required. Cancer screenings are provided to those who fall within the screening guidelines. There are no costs to preventative screening services offered on the mobile health unit.

No appointments are needed to receive services.

The length of the visit will vary depending on the nature of the care received. In general, each medical visit is approximately 20 to 30 minutes, not including wait time depending on the queue.

Our Mobile Health Team includes an Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical lead), Patient Navigator/Medical Assistant, Community Services Coordinator, and the Mobile unit driver. On occasion our outreach team may be available to share education and health literacy information to the community.

Patients will be referred to their local provider and healthcare facilities for further evaluation.

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