Bonnie’s Bus Delivers Breast Cancer Screenings. Can This Model Address Other Health Concerns? - Always Free WV

Bonnie’s Bus Delivers Breast Cancer Screenings. Can This Model Address Other Health Concerns?

Rural health care access is a matter of life and death for thousands of West Virginians.

Torso of man in lab coat with arms crossed holding a red stethescope

Rick Mazcko drives a bus around rural West Virginia that aims to save lives by taking breast cancer screenings to where they are needed.

“No West Virginia woman age 40 and over is ever turned away by Bonnie’s Bus. From the first time the bus hit the road in 2009 through August, it has screened more than 20,000 women, and 101 cases of cancer have been detected”

We’re glad that the WVU Cancer Institute is able to provide this service with the help of grants and donations. West Virginians need more access to vital health services like this.

West Virginians need more access to services, but is a patchwork of delivery systems the best way to provide it?