Free Mammogram and Pap Test

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earlydetectionMatagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP) in conjunction with Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC), is offering free pap smears to women between the ages of 21 and 64 and free mammograms to women between 40 and 64 years of age.

On Friday, October 13th from 8AM-4PM pap smears will be available at MEHOP’s Women’s Clinic, 111 Ave F North and mammograms will be made available at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. This opportunity was made possible by a Breast and Cervical Cancer Service (BCCS) grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The grant program provides quality, no-cost, accessible breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to women that qualify in MEHOP’s service area.

Regular screens by medical professionals is the best way to detect breast and cervical cancer in its earliest stages. Through this program, BCCS providers like MEHOP have served more than 33,500 women and detected 450 cases of cancer in 2015.

You or someone you know may qualify for the free screenings and diagnostic services if you:

Live in Texas (can show proof of address)
Are 21 or older
Don’t have health insurance
If employed, please bring a pay stub (employment is not a requirement of the grant)
Make less than the monthly family income limits listed below.

Family Size / Monthly Family Income Limit (200% Fed. Poverty Level)
1 / $1,980
2 / $2,670
3 / $3,360
4 / $4,050
5 / $4,740
6 / $5,430
7 / $6,122

To apply and make an appointment, please call Cindy Guardado at (979) 245-2008 ext. 505 or email at cguardado@mehop.org.