Story last updated at 4/22/2009 - 10:59 am
KAKE - The mobile mammogram van will visit Kake starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, with appointments running through the afternoon of Saturday, May 2. This year the van has been updated with digital imaging on board, instead of film.
To schedule a mammogram, call Loretta Gregory at the Kake Health Center at 785-3333.
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.