St. Vincent's hits road for mammograms

The St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 40 and older.

Dates are:

Saturday, May 7

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Fairfield County

Sherwood Island State Park

Westport, CT

8:30 - 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 11

Sterling House

2283 Main St

Stratford, CT

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 24

Bridgeport Medicine

2979 Main St

Bridgeport, CT

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, June 7

St. Vincent's Milford Health & Wellness Center

199 Cherry Street

Milford, CT

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The latest American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women have a mammogram by age 40, and then every year thereafter.

Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance, have financial limitations and qualify for assistance. For those who do not have insurance but do not qualify for free services, mammograms are discounted. No prescription is needed but appointments are required for this exam. For those who have insurance, please bring your card at time of visit. To schedule an appointment, call the St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center at (203) 576-5500.

To find out when the mobile mammography unit will be in your area, call St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center at (203) 576-5500. To schedule a screening site for your office, community center, school or church, call the Mobile Mammography Coordinator at (203) 576-5505.

The mobile mammography program, one of the largest free mammography screening programs in Fairfield County, is made possible through St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound, Connecticut's leader in cancer education, prevention screenings and support services in the area. Other organizations also help provide mammography screening support including Susan G. Komen Southern New England, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Near and Far Aid, and Pink Aid.