Women's Wellness Day, October 25
September 25, 2008Local women can have high quality breast and cervical health screenings at one convenient appointment at a special screening day on October 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center in Farmington.
Screenings are open to all women with or without insurance. In addition to a physical and mammogram, every woman who attends the screening event will also have an opportunity to receive a free cholesterol and blood pressure check, a bone density screening, massages and facials, light snacks, and gift bags to all.
Also happening at the same time will be the World Marketplace Benefit fair trade crafts fair in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital with proceeds to benefit a Nicaraguan Women's Clinic. The Medical Arts Center has an adjoining corridor to Franklin Memorial Hospital for easy access. Maine women 40 and older who have no insurance or whose insurance does not cover annual mammograms or Pap tests or women who have a high deductible may qualify to receive free services at this screening through the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program. Enrollment in this program also qualifies women for treatment coverage should any breast or cervical conditions be diagnosed.
Women without insurance who do not meet the income guidelines for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program may qualify for a free mammogram through funding available from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Sponsors of the screening day are the Healthy Community Coalition, Franklin Community Health Network, HealthReach Community Health Centers, the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund, the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
To make an appointment for a mammogram and physical, call 779-2405 or 1-800-398-6031, ext. 2405. Call today to make an appointment, as space is limited.
For additional information about the Women's Wellness Day, call Jennifer McCormack at the Healthy Community Coalition at 645-3136 or 1-800-525-3136 ext. 5102.
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