SEARHC announces Summer-Fall 2010 mobile mammograms

August 12 2010

The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program has announced the Summer-Fall 2010 schedule for the mobile mammogram program. The mobile mammography van will visit Hoonah, Haines, Skagway, Klawock, Craig and Metlakatla this summer and fall. The van uses digital imaging technology. The van is scheduled to visit Hoonah on Aug. 23-26, Haines on Aug. 30 to Sept. 13, Skagway on Sept. 14-17, Klawock on Sept. 22 to Oct. 8, Craig on Oct. 11-12 and Metlakatla on Oct. 14-22. No mammograms will be done on weekends. The mobile mammography program is run through a partnership between Bartlett Regional Hospital and the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program. The mobile mammography van makes regular mammography services available to women who live in nine communities where they aren’t available year round. “Each year, the mobile mammography unit provides mammograms for more than 700 women who might not otherwise receive this service,” SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Recruitment Coordinator Susan Suarez said. “Regular mammograms are an important part of being a healthy woman.” The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms and cardiovascular health screening for all women ages 40-64 who meet income and insurance guidelines. For more information, contact your local clinic, call the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program in Sitka at 966-8782 (or 1-888-388-8782, toll-free in Alaska), send e-mail to askwh@searhc.org, or visit http://www.searhc.org/womenshealth/