Harrison Medical Center Foundation has been collaborating with the local network of providers contracted by the national Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) to offer free screening exams to lowincome, uninsured, or underinsured women. We are helping to shore up the known gaps in the system – using the Women’s Health Screening Fund to cover the cost of these exams when the federal/state funding runs out, or when women don’t meet the age criteria (40–64).
Last year, our donors made it possible for 47 women to get their routine screenings as well as needed diagnostic screenings and biopsies. Recently, donor support also allowed us to provide funds to Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) for colon cancer screenings. PCHS is now able to provide their female patients aged 50-74 who are under/uninsured with iFOBT/FIT colon cancer screening kits.
For $100*, you can provide one woman in our community with the opportunity to have a free screening exam which includes a pap, pelvic and breast exam; or if needed, further diagnostic testing. These tests can extend the comforting knowledge of good health or a lifesaving diagnosis to women who previously did not have access.
The Women’s Health Screening Fund is one way to help ensure that all women in our community have the physical and emotional well-being they deserve. If you would like to join us in our efforts, please consider a charitable donation to the fund. Your gift could save the life of a woman who is a mother, a daughter, a wife, a neighbor, or a friend—a woman who will be able to celebrate her life and good health for many years to come, thanks to you!
* Average cost per woman of total annual program costs for clinical screening and case management for women in Kitsap County.
Last year, our donors made it possible for 47 women to get their routine screenings as well as needed diagnostic screenings and biopsies.
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