HARRIS / WILSON, Mich. (WJMN) – The Hannahville Indian Community Health Center has partnered with Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services to host mobile mammography events in September.
Free breast cancer screenings are offered to any woman who wishes her screening to be completed. This includes women of all races in Delta and Menominee counties, members of the local tribal community, tribal workers and casino workers. Mammograms are completed in 10 to 15 minutes. It is suggested that women 40 years of age and over have a breast exam once a year.
“So this is the third year that the mammography van has returned, and it was such a wonderful event,” said Kelly Hansen, health educator from the Hannahville Indian community. “We get between 50 and 60 women screened during these two days. So, really positive impact. It kind of helps, you know, being able to have your mammogram right in your backyard for a lot of the women here so they don’t have to walk 10, 20, 30 miles to the nearest hospital to get them. that ended. “
On Monday, September 20, the mobile unit will be at the Island Resort and Casino, W399 US2 & 41, Harris, Michigan 49845. To make an appointment or to find out how to cover the cost of your mammogram, please call Chris Sams at 906 . -632-6896 ext 105.
And on Tuesday, September 21, the mobile unit will be at the Hannahville Health Center, N15019 Hannahville B-1 Road, Wilson, Michigan 49896. Call Kelly Hansen at 906-723-2570 to make an appointment that day. If you receive a voicemail message for one of these numbers, you are prompted to leave your name and phone number.
Mammograms are available for insured, uninsured and underinsured women. If you are uninsured, underinsured, or cannot afford your deductible, call Chris Sams at the number above to find out if you qualify for free Michigan Breast and Cervical paid screening. Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP). The BC3NP program can arrange for women eligible for the program to receive breast cancer screenings at this event, follow-up care for an abnormal test result, and treatment if breast cancer is diagnosed.
After leaving Hannahville, the mobile mammography unit provided by Spectrum Health Betty Ford Care Services will provide mammograms to women in the Bay Mills Indian community on Wednesday September 22 and Friday September 24, 2021.