Schneck receives grant for free mammograms

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

A mammogram is one of the best tools for the early detection of breast cancer and life-saving early detection, Schneck says.

To qualify for the screening mammogram, women must be 40 years of age or older and need a ­mammogram but be unable to afford one.

“This grant provides a much-needed service in our region. Many women do not have sufficient insurance coverage, or no 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.”

If you or someone you know needs a mammogram and does not have insurance or is under-insured, contact Schneck Patient Financial Services at 522-0413.

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