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News: Reduced-price screening mammograms offered in August

Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System will offer digital screening mammograms for just $75 during the month of August at various locations throughout McHenry County. Changes in the economy and work force may have caused many women to put off their annual screening mammogram.

Insurance loss and high deductibles are a prominent concern. Centegra wants to address these concerns and help support women in getting this important screening.”We are very excited to offer this promotion in the month of August. Now is the perfect time for women who have put off taking care of their breast health to have this important screening done,”  said Dr. Elissa Brebach, medical director of Centegra Gavers Breast Center.”Women are encouraged to take advantage of their insurance coverage for these important tests, however if insurance is not available or an option, we are pleased to offer a cash pay option for the reduced price of $75 in the month of August,”  said John Heinrich, director of medical imaging for Centegra.

Women who take the time to care for their breast health by having their annual mammogram screening at Centegra Health System will receive a genuine cultured freshwater pearl. Mammogram screenings are part of Centegra’s Pearls for Wellness program that encourages women to take care of their health.

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.

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 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 patient.

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. Patients must bring a physician order to the appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 334-5566 or visit Diagnostics for more details. A $40 radiologist reading fee from McHenry Radiologists & Imaging Associates will be billed separately.