Free mammogram program at SV Hospital

Throughout the month of May, Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Women’s Health Center will offer no-cost mammograms for uninsured and underinsured Sonoma Valley women over the age of 40.

The screening program, known as Project Pink, is made available as a community service through a special grant from the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation.

“The American Cancer Society recommends that women over 40 have a mammogram every year, and we want to help ensure that women in Sonoma have access to this life saving technology,” said Selma Blanusa, the foundation’s executive director.

The program is open for women who live or work in Sonoma Valley, have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months and have had difficulty affording a mammogram because they are uninsured, underinsured, or have a high deductible.

Women seeking a mammogram must first obtain an order from their physician, who can fax the order to SVH at 935.5271. Those who do not have a regular physician and do not plan to get one should call the hospital for an appointment at 935.5215.

To make an appointment call 935.5215, and mention the Project Pink no-cost mammogram program.

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