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SE Ohio Program Provides Early Cancer Screenings for the Uninsured
Posted on: 12/17/2012
By  Kylie Smith

If detected early, nearly all breast and cervical cancers can be treated successfully, according to the state Department of Health. However, not all Ohio women can afford the screening and diagnostic services that help find cancer in time.

To assist those under or un-insured, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Program is providing free tests and screenings this January in Barlow.

The program’s Missy Kemper says it helps develop and deliver health care services to southeast Ohio residents who have issues with having no insurance and/or limited financial resources and access to medical resources.

The Community Health Program serves fifteen counties with mobile health trucks….one of which will be at the Barlow United Methodist Church at 11142 State Route 550 on January 2

“There will be a registered nurse and nurse practitioner,” says Kemper, “ And we’ll be offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings, including pap tests, breast exams, breast health education, as well as help making mammogram referrals.”

She notes they don’t do a mammogram at the event, but provide help making the appointment and a voucher to pay for the mammogram.  

Space is limited for the upcoming screening in Barlow and appointments are required. To register or for information on future events, call 740.593.2432 or 1.800.844.2654.

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