PeaceHealth's Kearney Breast Centers in partnership with the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program in both Vancouver and Longview will provide free clinical breast exams and digital 3D mammograms for uninsured or poorly insured women in October. The exams are aimed to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
"We're trying to make it as convenient as possible for women to make breast health a part of their annual health routine," said Kathleen Pyper, Manager of the Breast Cervical & Colon Health Program. "To make it easy, we're offering free breast screenings October 14th at the PeaceHealth St. John Kearney Breast Center in Longview, and then again on October 21st at the PeaceHealth Southwest Kearney Breast Center in Vancouver. Although we encourage women to schedule an appointment, we will also provide care for women who walk in without an appointment. Our goal is to screen every woman who needs this important preventive procedure."
Free screenings are available to women who meet the following criteria:
-Age 40 or older
-No current breast health issues
-Qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program
Women who wish to determine whether they qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program should call 800.992.1817 extension 1. The program provides financial assistance for women at certain income levels. Women with health insurance are welcome to attend the screening with the understanding that their insurance provider will be billed.
PeaceHealth St. John Kearney Breast Center -- October 14, 2017
1615 Delaware Street, Longview, WA 98632
9:00am -- 1:00pm
PeaceHealth Southwest Kearney Breast Center -- October 21, 2017
200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420 Vancouver, WA 98664
9:00am -- 1:00pm
About the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Centers
PeaceHealth's Kearny Breast Centers bring together breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons and other specialists for consultation and treatment planning for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and other breast conditions. The Centers, located at both PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, provide the full spectrum of breast health care, from screenings through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. For more information about the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Centers, visit: https://www.peacehealth.org/kearney-breast-center
About the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program
The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) provide breast, cervical, and colon screening to eligible women and men.The Best Protection is early detection. The program provides free breast exams, cervical, pap smear test, and colon screenings to eligible people.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County's largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. For more information visit: http://www.peacehealth.org/southwest.