Women's Health

Proctor Hospital

We recognize that women face health concerns and issues that men do not. That’s why we’ve taken steps to offer a wide variety of specialized programs and services to address the special needs of women.

Proctor gives women options for better health

Childbirth and breast cancer are two women’s health concerns being addressed daily at Proctor through the comprehensive services of the Family Maternity Center, and through the mammography screening programs of our Diagnostic Imaging Department. But because women are not immune to many of the same health concerns as men, our programs and services go beyond these "traditional" offerings.

Proctor Hospital offers full-field digital mammography

Early detection saves lives; schedule your annual mammogram today
Call 691-1007 to schedule an appointment between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

A physician’s order is not necessary for your screening mammogram; however you must have a family physician. A Doctor’s order is necessary for our diagnostic mammogram only. Please bring any previous mammograms with you to your appointment. Dress comfortable. A two-piece outfit is usually the most convenient because you will need to undress above the waist.

You should not use any type of powders, deodorants, ointments or creams prior to your exam. They can affect the quality of the mammogram.

If you have breast implants, please inform the scheduling department when are being schedule, a different procedure is used for implants.

Proctor Mammography offers late hours on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:10 p.m. Our hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

There are two types of mammograms:

Screening – routine exam with no new problems in the breasts
Diagnostic – abnormal screening mammogram or have new symptoms consisting of lumps, discharge, focal pain, nipple Inversion or skin changes

American Cancer Society recommends screening mammograms annually at the age of 40. You may wish to ask your doctor when he/she recommends that your mammograms be done. Please also check with your insurance company. They may pay for them differently than what your physician recommends.

Your mammogram will be viewed for technical correctness. After you visit, a Radiologist will examine your films carefully with CAD technology and compare your mammogram to any previous mammograms. Sometimes there is a need for further evaluation to enhance your exam, additional views and/or a sonogram may be helpful. In this case, you will be contacted for another appointment.

After the exam is finalized, you will receive a letter about your results and your physician will receive a written report. Under most circumstances, you should know your results within 2 weeks.

Breast Health Services

Proctor Hospital offers a full line of Breast Health Services.

  • Screening Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound

Special Services include:

  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Needle localization
    • Mammography
    • Ultrasound
  • Galactography or Ductogram
  • Ultrasound Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cyst Aspiration
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
Early Screening and Detection Saves Lives: Please help us spread the news - you may qualify for a free mammogram. Proctor Hospital offers free mammograms to women 40-64 years of age that may be of low income and uninsured/underinsured. The program also serves rural area women living in Fulton, Knox, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Tazewell and Stark counties. The program has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information please call (309) 691-1083.