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Attention women of South Florida:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In an effort to encourage women to get and stay healthy, your local health department is offering free mammograms to eligible women.

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least 50 years and
  • Little or no health insurance and
  • Doesn’t have Medicaid or Medicare and
  • Meet the program’s specific income guidelines and
  • Has valid picture ID and
  • Lives in Palm Beach County

Services offered for free or reduced cost include:

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms
  • Referrals for treatment
  • Diagnostic testing if results are abnormal

Participants must be available to complete all diagnostic testing within 60 days.

 

If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, call 561-548-1578 or visit browardchd.org for more information and to schedule an appointment.

If you don’t meet these requirements or don’t live in South Florida, you can visit the Susan G. Komen Foundation website (ww5.komen.org/) and find a place that offers free or low cost mammograms.

Now there isn’t any excuses about getting the proper screening.  Take advantage of all the programs geared towards women’s health.

Remember to keep a healthy demeanor, inside and out.

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