PUBLISHED: 4:24 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Mobile mammogram van visits Hoonah Aug. 22-25
The mobile mammogram van will visit Hoonah starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, with appointments running through the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 25.

Women wanting to schedule a mammogram should call the Hoonah Medical Center at 945-3235. Women who aren't due for a screening for a couple of months also should call, because it's possible the mobile mammogram van might be able to fit you in. Women with no insurance and/or a limited income may be eligible for a free mammogram.

To find out how to get a free mobile mammogram, contact Roz DeRensis of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Breast and Cervical Health Program at 1-888-388-8782. Women will need to arrange to have a current clinical breast exam (done within the past six months) before they schedule their mammogram. WISEWOMAN enrollments also will be available when the mobile mammogram van is in town.

WISEWOMAN also will be hosting a women's strength training gathering from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at Hoonah High School, Classroom 414. This is a safe and effective program to help women age 18 and older become stronger and feel better. For more information on this gathering, contact Carlie Brown at the Hoonah Medical Center.