Senator Martins & Legislator Nicolello to Sponsor Breast Cancer Screening Program in New Hyde Park

Jack M. Martins

May 07, 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 5th from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park).

     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 wishing to make an appointment should call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.