Franciscan Alliance offers mammogram screening programs

2013-04-17T00:00:00Z Franciscan Alliance offers mammogram screening programsBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
April 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A MAMMOthon program, consisting of digital mammogram screenings, free chair massages and giveaways, including watches, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Franciscan Hammond Clinic, 7905 Calumet Ave., Munster. For appointments, call (219) 836-3600.

The event is sponsored by Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women program, which offers information and activities to encourage and enhance women’s health. Early detection is said to be key to beating breast cancer.

A limited number of chair massages will be available. Participants also may enter a drawing for an iPad mini.

Mammogram appointments are required and a limited number are available. Screening cost is covered by most insurance companies. A physician referral is required for this program.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (219) 877-1980.

The program also will be offered:

  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond, 5454 Hohman Ave. No physician referral required. For appointments, call (219) 933-2635.
  • 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St. No physician referral required. For appointments, call (219) 757-6250.
  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 25 at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer, 24 U.S. 30. No physician referral required. For appointments, call (219) 933-2635.

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