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Free breast cancer screenings in Freeport

The Freeport Memorial Library is on West Merrick

The Freeport Memorial Library is on West Merrick Road, across the street from the village post office. (Sept. 27, 2011) Credit: T.C. McCarthy

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, April 18.

The mammography van will be at the Freeport Public Library, 144 West Merrick Rd., from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

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

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

Appointments are necessary and are scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

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