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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

 

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, November 12th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport). 

     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 November 12th breast cancer screening program at the Freeport Library should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at (516) 882-0630 to make an appointment.