Merrick Public Library will host a free breast cancer screening program, sponsored by Senator Charles Fuschillo, on Thursday.
Appointments must be made and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
Women who are covered by insurance such as Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier.
Women ages 50 and older without health insurance will be eligible to be enrolled in a grant program which covers the costs of the screening at no out of pocket cost to the patient.
The program will be from 8:45 p.m. to 12 p.m.
To make an appointment, call Fuschillo's office at (516) 882-0630.