Annual breast exams like mammograms can save lives. Astria Sunnyside Hospital strives to provide the best quality breast health care to all patients. With more than 25 years of combined experience, our mammographers have a gentle touch, and their goal is to create the most comfortable experience possible. We make every effort to expedite your visit and get you back to your regular routine as quickly as possible.
While visiting the Breast Health Center, you will have the same tech for all procedures. Each one of our mammographers are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is key. Early detection means finding breast cancer before it spreads, which provides the greatest possibility of successful treatment. One of the most important and effective ways to detect breast cancer early is by having an annual mammogram.
At Astria Health, we offer mammography services in multiple locations throughout the valley in Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside, and Prosser. See the full list of locations on the right hand side of this page. Simply click on the location nearest you to learn more and schedule your mammogram today.
Women ages 40 and older are advised to have a mammogram annually, and some women may be advised by their physician to have the test done earlier in life. Talk to your primary care physician about when to have a mammogram.
On the Day of Your Exam
Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for paperwork. Please bring insurance information and photo ID.
Please wear a two-piece outfit, and do not use perfume, powder, cream or deodorant on the breast or underarm area. These products can interfere with the effectiveness of the machine.
For a screening exam or breast ultrasound, please allow 30 minutes. A diagnostic exam will take an hour or more. The Breast Health Center also offers ductograms, cyst aspirations and needle localizations.
We will bill insurance or Medicare for all exams. Please be aware that you will receive a separate bill from Yakima Valley Radiology for the radiologist reading fee.
At Astria Health, the Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Health Center in Prosser offer Hologic genius 3-D mammography technology. Astria Health was the first in the Yakima Valley to offer 3-D mammography, which increases the cancer detection rate for invasive breast cancer by over 40 percent. 3-D mammography is more accurate and precise when compared to traditional 2-D mammography. Call 509.837.1627 to schedule your appointment