PeaceHealth offers free October breast screenings and mammograms

Kearney Breast Centers offer walk-in care for eligible women

October 3, 2017

PeaceHealth’s Kearney Breast Centers in both Vancouver and Longview, WA will provide free clinical breast exams and digital 3D mammograms for uninsured women in October. The exams are aimed to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.

“We’re trying to make it as convenient as possible for women to make breast health a part of their annual health routine,” said Kathleen Pyper, Manager of the Breast Cervical & Colon Health Program. “To make it easy, we’re offering free breast screenings October 14th at the PeaceHealth St. John Kearney Breast Center in Longview, and then again on October 21st at the PeaceHealth Southwest Kearney Breast Center in Vancouver. Although we encourage women to schedule an appointment, we will also provide care for women who walk in without an appointment. Our goal is to screen every woman who needs this important preventive procedure.”

Free screenings are available to women who meet the following criteria:
            -Age 40 or older
            -No current breast health issues
            -Washington resident
            -Qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program

Women who wish to determine whether they qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program should call 800.992.1817 extension 1. The program provides financial assistance for women at certain income levels. Women with have health insurance are welcome to attend the screening with the understanding that their insurance provider will be billed.

Date/Time/Location Details
PeaceHealth St. John Kearney Breast Center – October 14, 2017
1615 Delaware Street, Longview, WA  98632
9am – 1pm

PeaceHealth Southwest Kearney Breast Center – October 21, 2017
200 NE Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420   Vancouver, WA  98664
9am – 1pm

For information contact:
Randy Querin - PeaceHealth Communications Specialist
360.514.3066

About the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Centers
PeaceHealth’s Kearny Breast Centers bring together breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons and other specialists for consultation and treatment planning for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and other breast conditions. The Centers, located at both PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, provide the full spectrum of breast health care, from screenings through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. For more information about the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Centers, visit:
https://www.peacehealth.org/kearney-breast-center

About the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program
The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) provide breast, cervical, and colon screening to eligible women and men.The Best Protection is early detection. The program provides free breast exams, cervical, pap smear test, and colon screenings to eligible people.
https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest/services/cancer-center/Pages/free-breast-cervical-exams

About PeaceHealth Southwest
The region’s health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care.

About PeaceHealth St. John
A community owned, not-for-profit 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington, PeaceHealth St. John is recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 70 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

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