Free Breast and Cervical Screening Day

Offered by Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN

Mammography Services at Penn Highlands

Penn Highlands Breast Care Services and Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN are conducting a free breast and cervical screening to help promote women’s health and breast cancer awareness. The screening will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, in the Center of Excellence at 123 Hospital Avenue, in DuBois. A free clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam and pap smear will be available to individuals with or without insurance.

Breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40 and older. To qualify for the free screening, a person must be a resident of Pennsylvania and meet the following criteria:

  • Be a biological female. You may qualify if you are a transgender woman (male to female) who is taking hormones or are a transgender man (female to male) who still has breasts.
  • For breast cancer screening and diagnostics, you must be age 40 through 64.
  • Gross household income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
  • You are uninsured or underinsured, are financially unable to pay required deductible or co-payment or are enrolled in Medicaid Family Planning Services program. If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B or Medicaid, you are not eligible for PA-BCCEDP.

“We want to make it easy and convenient for women to have their annual screenings,” said Ashley Parsons MSN, FNP, MP-C, IBCLC, NCMP, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN. “Mammograms can usually detect lumps in the breast before they can even be felt which enables the cancer to be treated at an earlier stage before it can spread to other parts of the body.”

To schedule an appointment, call 888-920-4636.

For more information, contact Danielle Assalone, RN, BSN, at 814-371-1900.