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FOR RELEASE: January 18, 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

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

The Thomas Family Medicine Center, located at 100 S. 2nd, Thomas, is having a Take Charge! clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 25. 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 will be held on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule your appointment at the clinic, call 580-661-3711.

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 Jan. 25, regular clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday.

This program is offered through a partnership between the Thomas Family Medicine 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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