PUBLISHED: 7:04 PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Mobile mammogram van to visit Prince of Wales in September
KLAWOCK - The mobile mammogram van will visit the Prince of Wales Island communities of Klawock and Craig from Friday, Sept. 26, through Monday, Oct. 13.

The van will be at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Alicia Roberts Medical Center (ARMC) in Klawock from Friday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Oct. 9 (no weekend appointments scheduled). It will be at the Craig Clinic on Friday, Oct. 10, and Monday, Oct. 13.

Women wanting to schedule a mammogram should call ARMC in Klawock at 755-4800 or the Craig Clinic at 826-3257. Women should schedule their mammograms at the clinic where they normally receive their health care.

All women need to have a current clinical breast exam (done within the past six months) before they schedule their mammogram. Women living in outlying Prince of Wales Island communities can arrange to have their clinical breast exams done at their local health clinics before they schedule a mobile mammogram in Klawock or Craig.

Women with no insurance and/or a limited income may be eligible for a free clinical breast exam, mammogram, Pap test and heart health screening. To find out if you qualify, call Mary Dinon of ARMC at 755-4946.

The mobile mammography program is run through a partnership between Bartlett Regional Hospital and the SEARHC Breast and Cervical Health Program.