Free screenings

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Free womens health screening May 30

Pen Bay Healthcare a community health care system dedicated to caring for the sick and injured and to improving the health and quality of life of the people of mid-coast Maine. They will arrange a Free women’s health screening on May 30, so if you’re living near them or willing to travel there, this is good chance to have free health screening.

The screening day will be held on the Penobscot Bay Medical Center campus and take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Women’s Health Building – located at 3 Glen Cove Drive in Rockport – and at the PBMC Radiology Department located in the hospital.

The screening will include a clinical breast exam and Pap test performed by Pen Bay Ob/Gyn medical staff followed by a mammogram at the hospital’s Radiology Department. All tests are free and will be completed on the day of the appointment.

“These free screenings are for women who are between the ages of 40 to 64,” said Linda Zeigler, RNC, Women’s Health Educator, PBMC. “There are also income guidelines but they are very generous, so that shouldn’t be a stumbling block for anyone. If you are a woman in this age group who does not have health insurance or has insurance with high deductibles or insurance that does not cover the costs of such tests, this program is for you. Usually this kind of screening takes two visits, the clinical exam being one appointment and the mammogram another but with this screening, it all gets done in about one hour.”

Pre-registration and more informations about this event can be read on their website www.penbayhealthcare.org

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