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FOR RELEASE: June 1, 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

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

No cost breast examinations, mammograms and Pap tests will be available through the Take Charge! Program at the Jackson County Health Department, located at 401 W. Tamarac Road, Altus, on Wednesday, June 21.

To qualify for services, a woman must be between the ages of 50 to 64; have a low income; not be covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or other insurance; or have a high, unmet deductible.

To find out if you are eligible or to schedule an appointment, call the Jackson County Health Department at 1-800-955-6968, or call 1-800-4 CANCER.

This program is offered through a partnership between the Jackson County Health Department, the OU College of Nursing and the Take Charge! Program, Chronic Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Early screening to detect and treat breast and cervical cancer is important in the fight against breast and cervical cancer and can save lives. For more information about the Take Charge! Program, call 405-271-4072. For more information about the availability of clinics statewide, call 1-800-4 CANCER.

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