Women’s Cancer Control Program Open House Scheduled for May 28; Program Serves Low Income Women Who Lack Health Insurance Coverage

For Immediate Release: 5/14/2014 Women’s Cancer Control Program Open House Scheduled for May 28; Program Serves Low Income Women Who Lack Health Insurance Coverage Montgomery County’s Women’s Cancer Control Program will host an open house on Wednesday, May 28 to provide information on services to low-income, uninsured women in the County. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the program office, located at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. Part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, the Women’s Cancer Control Program provides free mammograms, clinical breast exams and pap smears to women age 40 and older who live in Montgomery County, are low-income and have no health insurance. The goal of the program is to help women in the community take care of themselves by taking care of their health. Finding cancer early through screening for breast and cervical cancer saves lives. Women interested in receiving services through the program should bring proof of income and official proof of their current address in Montgomery County. Applications can be completed at the open house and, if eligible, women will get vouchers for the services and a list of participating community providers so they can make appointments right away. Program staff will be available to answer questions about the program and the services offered. Services available through the Women’s Cancer Control Program are free to clients and are supported by nurse case managers who provide focused follow-up to clients who need it. Women who need procedures beyond the scope of the program are assisted by staff to apply for services through other community-based programs. For more information, call 240-777-1750. # # # Release ID: 14-217 Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507

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