DOVER-FOXCROFT - A no-cost women's health screening day is scheduled in Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Patients will be seeing a provider for a breast exam, and will then receive free mammograms for breast cancer screening at Mayo Regional Hospital's Imaging Center for Women.
Funding is provided by the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program.
The Oct. 21 event is for Maine women over 40 with little or no health insurance. There are limited openings for women age 40-49, with priority given to symptomatic or high-risk women. Women with MaineCare or Medicare Part B are not eligible. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-350-5180.
In addition to the Oct. 21 event, Mayo Regional Hospital will offer free mammograms throughout October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These breast cancer screenings are available to women over age 35 with no health insurance or high-deductible insurance, and who do not qualify for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program.
Mayo's Imaging Center for Women will expand its hours throughout October, opening up one new slot each day, Monday through Friday, at 7 a.m. for the free mammograms. Interested and qualified women should call their doctor's office for an appointment, since a doctor's order is required for the mammograms.
All patients who have a mammogram in October at Mayo will be eligible for a free drawing during the month for a bag containing a sweatshirt, blanket, lunch tote and coffee mug. The Imaging Center for Women will also plant a pink ribbon tulip garden in front of the hospital during the month.
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