Mobile Health Outreach

Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Health Unit van parked in parking lot

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center launched its state-of-the-art Mobile Health Unit in 2022 to continue its mission to provide cancer screening and education services to communities designated as the most medically underserved in South Carolina.

The Mobile Health Unit provides breast, cervical and skin cancer screenings.

Hollings has provided this service for more than 20 years, partnering with Federally Qualified Health Centers, churches, community centers, and employers. The Mobile Health Unit travels to destinations in 31 counties across the state.

The new unit features 3D tomosynthesis mammography equipment that provides the latest in imaging technology. Improved imaging can be especially important for women at high risk of breast cancer and those women who have dense breast tissue, which can make detecting breast cancer early on more difficult.

In partnership with South Carolina's Best Chance Network, Hollings’ Mobile Health Unit is one of the state’s largest providers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Best Chance Network, providing services to uninsured and underinsured women meeting specific eligibility criteria. Health professionals on board the Mobile Health Unit provide targeted, evidenced-based educational resources about cancer prevention and awareness, including tobacco cessation counseling and referral for those patients who are interested. 

Appointments are required for patients of the Mobile Health Unit. In order to schedule the unit, you must have a minimum of 20 confirmed patients. Those interested in booking the Mobile Health Unit should call 843-792-0878 or send an email to hccoutreachservices@musc.edu.

Screening services

Breast health

  • Clinical breast exam
  • Mammogram

Cervical health

  • Pap smear

Skin health

  • Head-to-toe screening

Education services

  • Cancer prevention
  • Self-screening instruction
  • Tobacco cessation