SMMC to provide free breast cancer screenings on October 15th

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CAY HILL – On Saturday, October 15th 2022, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will host its annual breast cancer screenings in collaboration with the Positive Foundation and the Elektralytes Foundation. From 9:00am to 3:00pm, attendees have the opportunity to receive free clinical breast exams carried out by SMMC’s Medical Specialists and local General Practitioners.

In addition to breast cancer screenings for women, SMMC will also offer free blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring and other health screenings, free HIV testing by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation, and information on insurance from SZV Social and Health Insurances and Guardian Group.

Partners for the event include Guardian Group, Prime Distributors, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), SZV Social and Health Insurances, St. Maarten AIDS Foundation, International Liquors and Tobacco, Still Beautiful Foundation, and the Positive and Elektralytes Foundations who have partnered with SMMC to provide 100 free mammograms to uninsured women.

To avoid long lines, pre-registering for breast cancer screening is strongly encouraged. Women over the age of 20 are asked to email communications@smmc.sx with their name and phone number to register. Once registered, the attendees will receive confirmation with their appointment time. Walk-ins are welcome and will be facilitated.

To ensure the safety of all attendees and volunteers, SMMC’s universal masking policy remains in effect and will be enforced. SMMC kindly asks that persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms avoid attending the event but encourage them to make an appointment once they are no longer experiencing symptoms.

Breast cancer screening is available year-round at SMMC’s Radiology Department and appointments can be made by calling + 1 (721) 543-1111 extension 1360.