Southtowns Radiology to Offer Free Mammograms
Free Mammograms available to underinsured and uninsured womenAugust 5, 2010 – Hamburg, N.Y. – Southtowns Radiology (STR), a local leader in diagnostic imaging and Cancer Services Program of Erie County (CSP), formally known as Partners for Prevention, are collaborating to provide free mammograms to underinsured and uninsured women from across Western New York.
On Saturday, August 28 STR will open their Hamburg office to provide free mammograms and free clinical breast exams provided by OBGYN Associates of Western New York. The costs for the services will be covered by CSP as part of their “Knowledge is Power” free breast cancer screening initiative.
“Programs like this directly align with our commitment to preventive health care,” said Southtowns Radiology President, Dr. Mary Turkiewicz. “The first step in living a healthy lifestyle is taking positive, proactive measures, and Southtowns is proud to co-sponsor this event.”
“Our goal is to provide mammograms for all women in Erie County. The lack of insurance should not be a barrier to getting the quality care that one deserves,” says CSP Program Director, Michelle Wysocki.
The screening tests will take about 20 minutes to complete, and is open to women who are 40 years and older and who do not have any health insurance. Participants must meet eligibility requirements and appointments are necessary. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call CSP at 716-886-9201. You may also sign up for additional no cost screening services at that time.
The Cancer Services Program of Erie County provides free breast, cervical and colon cancer testing for women and men in Erie County with little or no health insurance. Additional diagnostic screenings and cancer treatment programs are available for those who qualify. For additional information about the program patients can visit www.cspwny.org.
Since 2006, Southtowns Radiology (STR) and Cancer Services Program have partnered on similar programs together that have resulted in serving more than 150 women. Additionally, STR was named Provider of the Year in 2009 by Cancer Services Prevention for their outstanding patient services and care. Founded in 1959, Southtowns Radiology is a well-established, multi-specialty practice that owns and operates several medical diagnostic imaging facilities throughout Western New York, as well as providing professional reading services to three local hospitals. The range of services include: MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray, PET/CT scanning, bone density, breast biopsy, varicose vein treatment, uterine fibroid ablation and minimally invasive special procedures. All imaging services are read by Board Certified physicians, many of whom have additional certifications in sub-specialties. For additional information, please visit our website www.southtownsradiology.com, or call 716- 649-9000.
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