Nevada Health Centers

An unoccupied clinic room in Elko with an exam bed, counter, seating and essential tools, including gloves, swabs and a sharps container.
Brin Reynolds / University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Coverage of novel coronavirus is supported by the Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D., Project for Visualizing Science, a science reporting project from the Reynolds School of Journalism.

As the novel coronavirus threatens health care capacity in Nevada, more doctors are turning to telehealth to stem the spread of infection. While virtual visits are recommended, there are challenges to this type of care, especially in rural communities.

The agency Nevada Health Centers is hitting the road again to make breast cancer screenings accessible to all women across the state. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that despite conflicting opinions over their value, mammograms are still viewed as an important prevention tool by many.