Baptist Health Breast Center-Fort Smith to Offer Saturday Screenings

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Baptist Health Breast Center-Fort Smith will offer Saturday appointment options in 2024 for women in need of a screening mammogram.

Patients will be able to schedule 3D mammograms, as well as Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) screenings for women with dense breast tissue, from 8 a.m. to Noon, on the second Saturday of each month. 

2024 Second Saturday Screening Dates:

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 1
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

Baptist Health recommends women get an annual mammogram starting at age 40. If they have dense tissue, they should talk to their doctor or radiologist about their specific risk and any additional screening needed, such as ABUS. All mammography reports issued at Baptist Health indicate the patient’s breast tissue density and are available through the MyChart patient portal.

Over 40% of women in the U.S. have dense breast tissue which can mask the appearance of tumors and limit the performance of mammography. ABUS can see through dense tissue and find small cancers that may not be seen on mammography because they are hidden by normal, dense breast tissue.

Baptist Health Breast Center-Fort Smith is located at 1500 Dodson Ave., Suite 140. To schedule a breast cancer screening, call (479) 441-4100, option 3.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.