Bergen New Bridge Medical Offering Free Mammography in October

For the month of October, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will be covering the costs for all uninsured patients and will cover the gap for those with insurance that cannot cover all expenses. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. This will be the Center’s second yearly “October Is On Us” program to acknowledge the significance of preventative screenings. 

“It is no secret that early detection can save lives, especially in the case of breast cancer”, said Deborah Visconi, Bergen New Bridge President and CEO. “Our mission as a safety net hospital is to make sure that those who are most vulnerable and those in underserved communities get access to essential preventative care like mammography”.

Bergen New Bridge provides a complete and thorough breast imaging and diagnostic service, which includes a cutting-edge 3D Digital Mammography Unit, which allows for more precise detection and an earlier assessment. Not only is this technology more powerful but it is better for the patient as it offers a significantly more comfortable experience. The Center also performs non-intrusive biopsy methods that utilize ultrasound or stereotactic guidance.

The Mammography Suite provides a calm and peaceful environment, and our empathetic members always make sure to offer care with the patient’s best interest in mind.

To schedule an appointment, call 201-225-7130.

The Medical Center urges patients to ask their doctor to place an order prior to arrival. Bring any previous orders that have been sent out to the appointment.

For those who have received breast or mammography imaging from a different healthcare provider, a copy of the imaging must be brought to the appointment, optimally on disc in DICOM format. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center asks for arrival to the appointment 30 minutes prior in order to sign up unless told otherwise. Make sure to not use any powders or deodorant prior to the appointment as it can intervene with the imaging process.

About Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNMBC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth largest, publicly owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, long-term care, 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography). It is a leading provider of COVID 19 testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics. The Medical Center also has satellite offices in Bergenfield, Englewood and Paterson. Primary care and other health and wellness services are available at the hospital’s CareRite Now centers located in select Inserra Supermarkets in Bergen County.

Bergen New Bridge is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.91% of NJ residents and is a Veterans Community Care Provider. It is also a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Learn more at