Preparations are under way at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown for its 6th Free Screening Mammogram Clinic April 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2019.
UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation and UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, in cooperation with the Radiologists of McFarland Clinic, PC, are pleased to announce the Prevent Fund’s Mammogram Clinic on April 9. Screenings will be provided by UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown’s board-certified mammography technologists at its Medical Park. The mammography team ranked in the 99th percentile when compared with 1478 other hospitals participating in 2018 Press Ganey patient experience survey.
“Screening mammograms help make it possible to find breast cancer early, when the successful treatment of the disease is the highest,” said Tracy Herington, Manager of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. “Our mission with this event is to provide women an opportunity for early detection, without having the additional financial burden that can occur for those that are uninsured, underinsured, or insured with a high deductible plan.”
Costs for qualifying women will be covered by UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation’s Prevent Fund. The Fund receives proceeds from the Foundation’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in October and other designated gifts. Its mission is to reduce the impact of breast cancer on area lives.
To be eligible for a free screening mammogram, women must complete an application and be over age 40. Additionally, applicants must meet income guidelines and be underinsured, uninsured or insured with a high deductible plan.
Applications for the clinic are available at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown locations, online, or by phone at 641-754-5005. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by March 31 to be considered for the clinic. Qualifying applicants will then be contacted and scheduled for appointments.