Women’s Health Center Continues to Offer Free Breast Health Screens
April 27, 2012
Jackson, Mich. — For the third consecutive year, the Allegiance Women’s Health Center is the recipient of a grant from the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. To date, 300 eligible Jackson area women have received free breast health screens, thanks to this grant.
This year’s $43,297 will be used once again for a project first piloted in 2010: “The Importance of One: One Woman, One Clinical Breast Exam, One Mammogram.” The intent of the program is to increase breast exams and screening for early cancer identification and treatment for Jackson County uninsured, underinsured and low income women, age 40 to 49. New this year, the Allegiance Women’s Health Center and the Center for Family Health are pleased to offer a special health screen opportunity for women age 49 and above who are uninsured, underinsured or have a low income.
Qualified Jackson County women are invited to take advantage of two important screens for breast health—a clinical breast exam and a digital mammogram—at no cost. To learn if they qualify, women can call the Allegiance Women’s Health Center at (517) 784-8665. If they quality, a health care provider will perform a clinical breast exam, schedule a digital mammogram and provide exam results.