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McLaren Flint’s Free Mammogram Program not only promotes breast cancer awareness, it also provides 3D mammogram screenings for uninsured, at-risk, low-income women throughout Genesee County. Funding is made possible by the partnership between the McLaren Flint Foundation and the Flint Firebirds, and the generous sponsors who support the annual “Pink out the Rink for Mamms” hockey game.
October may be breast cancer awareness month, but every day of the year women in our community are due for their annual mammogram. Unfortunately, too many people continue to skip their annual health check-ups and screenings due to the ongoing pandemic. These annual appointments are vital in catching health concerns early. When it comes to cancer, the earlier it is detected, the better the outcomes. If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent. Patients can be assured health care providers are offering safe care. McLaren is proud to offer all women the newest technology in 3D breast imaging.
To qualify for the McLaren Flint Free Mammogram Program, women must be:
40 years or older- physician order not required for screening mammogram
If under 40 years of age with high risk factors
Resident of Genesee County with proof of address and a Social Security number
Have a family physician to receive mammogram results.
Patients without a primary care physician can establish one at the McLaren Family Medicine Residency center by calling (810) 342-5656.
Those who qualify may schedule their 3D mammogram by calling the McLaren Flint Imaging Center at (810) 342-4800.