New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, August 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick).
Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:
* The program is open to Nassau County women.
* Women who are covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier.
* Women ages 50 and older without health insurance will be eligible to be enrolled in a grant program which covers the costs of the screening at no out of pocket cost to the patient.
Women who would like to take advantage of the August 15th breast cancer screening program at the Merrick Library should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at (516) 882-0630 to make an appointment.