On August 22, PACN will offer free mammograms at its Spring/The Woodlands location to insured and uninsured residents of Montgomery County. In fulfillment of its mission to offer client-centered care, PACN will team with The Rose Foundation through its mobile mammography unit to encourage women to put their health first.
“Offering free mammograms for our community is an exciting opportunity for PACN. Nothing empowers women more than providing affordable opportunities for preventative medical care,” stated Cindy Sunday Powell, PACN Executive Director. “This event will equip women in our community to care for themselves, which ultimately impacts the care they can give to their families.”
Addressing barriers that prevent women from caring for themselves, is the mission of The Rose Foundation. According to their studies, women often put personal needs on hold while tending to the needs of others. Many women site cost and lack of access as reasons they delay preventative services. Yet, early detection mammography screenings are the most powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer – which is 98% curable when detected early.
“PACN’s well-woman clinic has shown great success in meeting the needs of women who cannot afford preventative healthcare. By partnering with The Rose, we are able to expand our medical offerings and provide women in our community yet another no-cost healthcare service,” said Tina Spruell, MSN, FNP-BC, PACN Nurse Practitioner.
Community members interested in signing up for this free service should call PACN at 832-299-1961. Reservations must be made by Monday, August 8. PACN and The Rose will accept women who are both insured and insured which meet the following qualifications:
- Must be 35 years of age or older
- Not have any breast symptoms or problems
- Not pregnant or breast feeding
- Not have had breast cancer in the last two years
- Not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months