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St. Vincent's Brings Free, Low-Cost Mammography Screenings To Bridgeport

St. Vincent's Medical Center is bringing its mobile mammography van to several local sites in May and June.
St. Vincent's Medical Center is bringing its mobile mammography van to several local sites in May and June. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 40 and older on the following dates and times in its mobile mammography unit:

  • Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sterling House, 2283 Main St., Stratford
  • Tuesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgeport Medicine, 2979 Main St., Bridgeport
  • Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent's Milford Health & Wellness Center, 199 Cherry St., Milford

The latest American Cancer Society guidelines recommend all women have a mammogram by age 40, and then every year thereafter. Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance or 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. If insured, bring your card at time of visit.

To schedule an appointment or find out when the mobile mammography unit will be in your area, call the St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center at 203-576-5500. To schedule a screening site for an 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 that also help provide mammography screening support include Susan G. Komen Southern New England, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Near and Far Aid and Pink Aid.

St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound is a charitable not-for-profit organization operated by the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation of Bridgeport. Since 1987, it has had a unique niche helping individuals and families struggling through the difficult changes that cancer it brings with it. It serves approximately 30,000 people annually by providing more than 45 programs, including cancer education, screening, prevention and support programs at low- or no-cost for the uninsured and underinsured.

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