Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN Offers Free Breast and Cervical Screening Day

Mammography Services at Penn Highlands

If you are a woman age 40 and over, breast and cervical screenings are recommended. Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN in Punxsutawney is offering a breast and cervical screening day on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will be held at Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN inside the Punxsutawney Community Medical Building at 21911 Route 119, in Punxsutawney, Pa. A free clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam and pap smear will be available to individuals with or without insurance.

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.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the women in the community,” said Lisa Jaramillo, DO, FACOG, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN. “Mammograms and pap screenings at recommended intervals, can help detect breast and cervical cancers in their early stages when they are most treatable.”

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

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