Schneck receives grant to offer free mammograms

Schneck Medical Center has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust to provide 45 free screening mammograms to low- and middle-income women in the communities it serves.

A mammogram is one of the best tools for the early detection of breast cancer, according to a news release from the Seymour hospital.

To qualify for the screening mammogram, women must be 40 or older and uninsured and meet the financial requirements.

“This grant provides a much-needed service in our region. Many women do not have coverage for screening mammograms,” said Rita Baker, director of diagnostic imaging at Schneck.

“We know early detection of breast cancer is key, and our women’s diagnostic imaging program can help save the lives of women who otherwise would not be able to have a mammogram,” she said.

Anyone who needs a screening mammogram and does not have insurance may contact Schneck Patient Financial Services at 812-522-0413.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.