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Women's Health Day offers something special
RUMFORD -- In addition to pampering, refreshments and free breast and cervical screenings, every participant in this year's Women's Health Day on October 27 will have a chance to win a bag full of goodies. Women's Health Day is offered annually by Rumford Hospital and Rumford Physician Groups.
For eligible women the day will include free a screening mammogram and physical exam, including a pap smear. Emily McCue, FNP, will perform the exam. Bone density screening, flu shots, and nutrition advice will also be available. This program is open to all women over the age of 50 who qualify for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program. Appointments begin at 8 a.m.
Women may call Pam Bentley at Swift River Family Medicine, 369-1194, to see if they qualify for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health
Program. She will make each eligible woman an appointment for a physical followed by mammogram on the second floor in the Specialty Clinics at Rumford Hospital. Women are encouraged to inquire about eligibility for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, even if they are unable to take advantage of the Women's Health Day.
Maine women, 50 years or older, who have no insurance or whose insurance does not cover mammograms or pap tests or who have a high deductible or co-insurance, and who meet the 2012 income limits will be eligible. There are limited openings for women 40 to 49 years old, with priority given to symptomatic or high risk women.
The mammograms will be done with Rumford Hospital's digital mammography equipment. This equipment allows the test to be done more quickly because film need not be processed. The mammography technologists can immediately view the image on a computer monitor to make sure it is clear. A digital mammogram is clearer than a conventional mammogram, allowing the radiologist to see more detail.