Free mammograms for members offered Saturday at Methodist Hospital Southlake in Merrillville
Managed Health Services (MHS) will offer no-charge mammograms Saturday for members of its plan who live in and around Lake County.
From 9 a.m. to noon at Methodist Hospital Southlake, located at 101 E. 87th Ave. in Merrillville, MHS plan members ages 40-69 who have not received a mammogram in the last 12 months can undergo a free screening by hospital staff.
Appointments are required as no walk-ins are accepted. MHS is also offering complimentary transportation for members if needed.
Eligible MHS members who complete a mammogram screening Saturday will receive $20 in credits on their CentAccount debit card to use on approved health-related items and at www.diapers.com for diapers, bottles and other approved baby-care items. If members follow-up with their primary care physician to get the results of their mammogram and undergo an annual cervical cancer and Chlamydia screening, they can earn additional CentAccount credits worth up to $40.
MHS will also be providing general women’s health information, smoking cessation materials, a breast exam shower hanger with information in both English and Spanish about how to conduct a self exam and complimentary health consultations. Light snacks will be provided.