Mobile mammogram van to visit Kake on May 24-27

April 16 2010

The mobile mammogram van will visit Kake starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 24, with appointments running through the afternoon of Thursday, May 27. Women wanting to schedule a mammogram should call Loretta Gregory at the Kake Health Center at 785-3333. Women who aren’t due for a screening in the next couple of months also should call, because it’s possible the mobile mammogram van might be able to fit you in. All women will need to arrange to have a current clinical breast exam (done within the past six months) and heart health check before they schedule their mammogram. If you have not had a current breast exam since November, you will need to arrange to have one before you schedule your mammogram. If you also are due for your women’s health exam, please let the Kake Health Center know so sufficient time is scheduled for you to have this done. The SEARHC Women’s Health Program provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests and cardiovascular screenings for all women ages 40-64 who meet income and insurance guidelines. To find out if you qualify, contact the Kake Health Center or call the SEARHC Women’s Health Program at 1-888-388-8782. The mobile mammogram van program is sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital and SEARHC.