PUTNAM — Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) invites eligible women to a free mammogram and heart disease screening and education event from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield.
This free mammogram and heart disease screening and education event is supported by the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP), and the Connecticut Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation Program (WISEWOMAN).
To be eligible for a free mammogram, a woman must have income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, be 40 or more years of age, haven’t had a mammogram in the past 12 months, and must have no health insurance. Individuals who have an insurance deductible of $1,000 or more are eligible for the CEDPP program if additional screenings and tests are required after their initial preventative mammogram.
Registration is required and mammogram appointments are limited. For more information and to determine eligibility for the free mammogram screening and education event, please contact Morgan Clark, community health navigator, at (203) 814-2369, or Dawn Hippert, RN, BSN, women’s health system and clinical navigator, at (860) 963-3864.
WISEWOMAN focuses on screening lower-income, uninsured, or under-insured women ages 30-64 for heart disease and provides lifestyle counseling and interventions to navigate women to a healthier life. Through WISEWOMAN, eligible women will be offered free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screening; health coaching; diabetes education; nutritional consults; smoking cessation; consultations and follow-up office visits.


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