Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System continues to sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during the month of September.Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own or bring their daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of their breast and bone health.Offerings include screening mammograms, bone density screenings, free expert bra fittings and light snacks.Mammo Mondays are also part of Centegra’s Pearls for Wellness program. Women who participate in select health and wellness programs will be rewarded with a genuine cultured freshwater pearl from Dalzell Jewelers and Centegra Health System to begin building a keepsake necklace. Women may go online to centegra.org/pearl to sign up for the program and see a complete list of qualifying health and wellness services.Upcoming Mammo Mondays will be offered at the following locations and times:
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
At Centegra, a mammogram is more than just a screening. It is a caring experience leaving women wondering why they did not make their mammogram appointment sooner. Centegra offers four convenient, high-tech imaging suites in Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry or Woodstock, so a mammogram experience is always close to home. Centegra also provides mammograms in a relaxing atmosphere with the latest state-of-the-art digital mammography, a MammoPad for extra physical comfort and caring Associates dedicated to making every mammogram experience focused on each individual.Centegra Gavers Breast Center has earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older to maintain breast health and as a proven way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. Centegra is committed to maintaining the health and wellness of women in the community and celebrates the commitment women make to breast health.Quick 30-minute appointments are easy to schedule and are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome at Centegra Health Center-Huntley and Centegra Gavers Breast Center-Crystal Lake. Physician orders are needed for a mammogram screening and a bone density exam. Patients should bring a physician order to the appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 815-334-5566 or visit centegra.org/mammo for more details. Financial assistance is also available.