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FOR RELEASE: April 25 , 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

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

No cost breast examinations, mammograms and Pap tests are now available through the Take Charge! Program at several locations in the Oklahoma City area.

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 any of the following clinics or call 1-800-4 CANCER. Call the clinic location nearest you for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Oklahoma City Take Charge Program! clinics opening in May include the following:

May 2 -- Crossing Community Clinic, 3601 N. May, call 405-948-0178
May 4 & 25 -- Clinica de la Mujer Latina, 420 SW 10, call 405-706-5476
May 8 -- ROC Medical Center, 7710 NW 10, call 405-440-9994
May 15 -- Baptist Community Clinic (Olivet Baptist Church), 1201 NW 10, call 405-271-2124
May 31 -- Clinica de la Mujer Latina at Good Shepherd Ministries Clinic, 222 NW 12, call 405-706-5476
OU Family Medicine Center, 900 NE 10th Green Clinic, 405-271-4311. (No specific clinic date. Call for appointment.)
This program is offered through a partnership between the OU College of Nursing, OU Family Medicine Center, and the Take Charge! Program, Chronic Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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


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