Mobile mammogram van in Yakutat on May 27-June 1

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009

YAKUTAT - The mobile mammogram van will visit Yakutat starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday with appointments running through the afternoon of June 1 (no weekend appointments). This year the van has been updated with digital imaging on board, instead of film.

Women wanting to schedule a mammogram should call Paula Gallagher at the the Yakutat Community Health Center, 907-784-3275, Ext. 21. 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 Yakutat Community 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 to 64 who meet income and insurance guidelines. To find out if you qualify, contact the Yakutat Community Health Center or call the SEARHC Women's Health Program at 888-388-8782.

The mobile mammogram van program is sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital and SEARHC.

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