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FOR RELEASE: November 4 , 2005
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

Take Charge! Program Opens New Health Screening Site
Offers No Cost Clinical Breast Exams and Cervical Screening

The Wellness Center/Healthy Sooners Clinic, located at 1100 N. Stonewall, 2nd Floor, Oklahoma City, announced today it will be offering no cost clinical breast exams, Pap smears, and a coupon for a mammogram to women who qualify for the Take Charge! Program. The first clinic will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule your appointment at the clinic, call 271-2124.

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.

In addition to the clinic on Nov. 10, regular clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every second Thursday of the month

This program is offered through a partnership between 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 cancer is important in the fight against breast cancer and can save lives. For more information about the Take Charge! Program, call the Oklahoma State Department of Health at 271-4072.


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