Breast Cancer Screening At Library

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logopwplThe Port Washington Public Library is holding a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is sponsoring the event in conjunction with NuHealth.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site nurses and technicians will provide mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self-examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

JackMartins_090414NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

• The program is open to Nassau County women ages 40 and over.

• Women who are covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier.

• Women 40 and older without health insurance may be eligible for the Cancer Screening Grant Program, which covers the cost of screening and follow-up if necessary.

Women wishing to make an appointment for a breast cancer screening should call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

The Port Washington Library is located at 1 Library Dr.

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