Penn Highlands Tyrone To Offer Free Breast Screenings for Blair County Residents

Mammo Save Life

Through the generosity of Girls Night Out, Penn Highlands Tyrone is offering free mammograms for women in Blair County. The screening will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Imaging Department at Penn Highlands Tyrone -- 187 Hospital Drive, in Tyrone. The free mammogram will be available to individuals with or without insurance.

The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend annual mammography screenings for all average-risk women starting at ages 40. To qualify for this free screening, a person must be a resident of Blair County.

“We want to make it easy and convenient for women to have their annual screenings,” said Leah Smith, RT(R)(CT)(M), Women’s Imaging System Supervisor with Penn Highlands Healthcare. “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 814-375-4636. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact 814-375-2042.