Health Equity

Mobile Unit Provides Cancer Screenings to Both Insured and Uninsured  

Virtua brings mammograms, Pap smears, and other vital health screenings directly into South Jersey communities through Virtua's Mobile Health & Cancer Screening Unit

Virtua's Mobile Health Unit provides services to both women and men. The program accepts most major insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid, and offers free screenings through NJ CEED for people without insurance.

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Mobile Grocery Store Fills Food Gap in Atlantic City

Despite its tourism revenue, Atlantic City is a "food desert"—where many residents have difficulty accessing healthy, affordable groceries. Virtua recently stepped in to fill that need with its Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store program, which visits the seaside community weekly. A reporter recently visited and spoke with local customers about how the program is helping them live healthier, better lives. The supermarket on wheels is "a godsend," said Rosetta Butler. "It's a really big blessing for people like me, who can't make it to the market easily...people who can't drive, are older, or have health issues."

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