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FOR RELEASE: January 23, 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Take Charge! Program Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening

The Southern Plains Medical Center, located at 2222 Iowa, Chickasha, now offers the Take Charge! program. Women who qualify for the Take Charge! Program will receive no cost clinical breast exams, PAP smears, and a coupon for a mammogram. The clinic hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule your appointment at the clinic, call 405-224-8111, option 1.

In order to qualify for services, a woman must meet the following guidelines:

  • low income; and
  • not covered by insurance or a high unmet deductible; and
  • not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, and
  • between the ages of 50-64.

This program is offered through a partnership between the Southern Plains Medical Center and the Take Charge! Program, Chronic Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Early screening to detect and treat breast cancer is important in the fight against breast cancer and can save lives. For more information about the Take Charge! Program, call 405-271-4072.

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