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Free breast cancer screenings at North Bellmore library

The North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd.,

The North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., will be the site of a program offering free IDs to seniors. (April 2, 2012) (Credit: Nicole Bartoline)

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corp., will sponsor a no-cost breast cancer screening event on Thursday, Feb. 21.

The mammography van will be at the North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

On-site nurses and technicians will provide mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self-examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

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The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and older. Those covered by private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed. They must bring their information card and a prescription from their doctor to the screening. Patients will be responsible for any co-payments charged by their carrier. Women ages 40 and older without health insurance will not pay any out-of-pocket costs.

Patients will have to show identification at the time of the mammogram. Patients who have had mammograms through Nassau Health Care Corp. must bring their prior films to their appointment.

Appointments are necessary and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Fuschillo‚Äôs office at 516-882-0630. 

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