Schneck Medical Center wants to ensure no woman in the community goes without regular pap smears and breast exams due to their inability to pay.
A free breast and cervical cancer screening will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Schneck Obstetrics & Gynecology on the campus of Schneck Medical Center, 411 W. Tipton St., Seymour.
The event is designed to provide exams to women who may not already have access to these services and includes a clinical breast exam (not a mammogram) and a cervical exam with a pap test. All exams will be performed by qualified nurse practitioners.
The free pap test is being funded by a grant from Schneck Foundation.
To be eligible for the free the screenings, a woman must be at least 21 years old and have not had a breast or cervical exam during the last two years.
Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations, individuals with Medicare, Medicaid or similar replacement plans are not eligible for the free screenings held during this event. The screenings are a covered benefit under these plans and may be performed or ordered by the patient’s physician of choice.
To schedule a screening, register online at schneckmed.org/events or call the cancer center screening line at 812-522-0477. Provide your name and phone number and your message will be returned promptly.
A limited number of appointments are available, so register early.