Free mammograms and screenings supplied at Gibson well being honest April 26

Free mammograms and screenings supplied at Gibson well being honest April 26

LisaAnn Wheeler serves as a patient navigator for the East Central Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. She is planning a health fair for Tuesday, April 26 at the health department in Gibson.

On Tuesday, April 26, between 9 a.m. and three p.m., 22 Glascock County ladies have scheduled to get their annual mammogram on College Hospital Breast Well being Middle’s cell unit, which might be parked on the Well being Division in Gibson. 

“There are a lot of completely different obstacles that make it onerous for girls in rural areas to get the well being care companies they want,” mentioned LisaAnn Wheeler, the Affected person Navigator for the Georgia Division of Well being’s Breast and Cervical Most cancers Program (BCCP).  

Girls in rural areas face meals insecurity points, lack of entry to inexpensive clothes, hire help or youngster care. Others have to decide on between paying their utility payments or paying for therapy. The primary barrier Wheeler sees is transportation. 

She has partnered with quite a few suppliers and companies to host a well being honest whereas the cell unit is on the town.