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Free Cancer Screenings for Women Offered Oct. 24

The Cancer Services of Northeastern New York will offer eligible women free cancer screenings at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Family Medicine Center, 159 Margaret St. on Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to Noon.  

 

The Cancer Services program has teamed up with the Family Medicine Center and another CVPH program, the Women’s Imaging Center (WIC), to provide these screenings as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Manal El Daouk, MD, gynecologist, of the Family Medicine Center will provide clinical breast, Pap and pelvic exams. Mammograms will be done at WIC.  All will be offered at no out-of-pocket expense to women with no insurance or who are under insured and meet other clinical requirements.

 

Insurance will be billed when applicable and those who are uninsured or under-insured will be enrolled in the Cancer Services Program. Funded by the New York State Department of Health, the Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to eligible New Yorkers.

Appointments are required for the October 24 event.  Call (518) 324-7671 to make an appointment or discuss eligibility.

 

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About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a private, not-for profit hospital in Plattsburgh, NY.  Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians Hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014 became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partner hospitals, the UVM Medical Group and a home health agency, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Department.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid Approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

               

 

 

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

 

 

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.