Schneck offering free clinical breast screening

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Schneck offers free breast screenings

Schneck Medical Center plans to offer a free clinical breast screening from 8 a.m. to noon May 9 as part of efforts to ensure no woman in the community goes without a regular breast exam due to an inability to pay.

The event, at the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center in Seymour, is designed to provide exams to women who may not already have access to a clinical breast exam (not a mammogram). All exams will be performed by qualified nurse practitioners or a physician.

To be eligible for the screening, a woman must be at least 21 years old and have not had a breast exam during the past 12 months.

In addition to the clinical breast exams, free bone density testing will be available. Bone density testing can determine your risk for osteoporosis.

Per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations, individuals with Medicare, Medicaid or similar replacement plans are not eligible for the free screenings during this event. Clinical breast exams, cervical screenings and bone density testing are a covered benefit under these plans and may be performed or ordered by the patient’s physician of choice.

A limited number of appointments are available for this event. To schedule your screening, call the cancer center screening line at 812-522-0477. Leave your name and phone number, and your call will be returned promptly.