DuBois, PA – Through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) that Penn Highlands Life’s Journey and Penn Highlands Women’s Care offer, these OB/GYN practices offer free mammograms on an ongoing basis to women who are uninsured or underinsured, or who have a high deductible.
The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. In 2020, National Mammography Day was celebrated on October 16.
If follow-up testing is needed (ultrasounds, biopsies, etc.) those services are also covered.
PH Life’s Journey will also offer their annual free breast and cervical cancer screening day on October 28, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Breast Care Services (145 Hospital Avenue in DuBois). “We offer these free screenings annually as part of our commitment to ensuring affordable and accessible women’s healthcare,” says Dr. Kristina Brown, OB/GYN at Life’s Journey. “It is our privilege to provide this service to the patients in our area. With preventative care being so important this year, we hope to see a significant turnout.”
Note for patients unable to attend on October 28, this program is offered every day at PH Life’s Journey in DuBois (190 West Park Avenue), Punxsutawney (551 W. Mahoning St.), PH Life’s Journey in Clearfield (807 Turnpike Ave.), and Penn Highlands Women’s Care in St. Marys (761 Johnsonburg Road).
With questions, please call Penn Highlands Life’s Journey Clinical Coordinator Sarah Walker, RNC, at 814-371-1900.