Every October, Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center hosts See, Test and Treat, a women’s health fair provided through a grant from the College of American Pathologists. This year’s event was held on Oct. 5 at the hospital, located at 1353 N. Travis St., Liberty. The event is scheduled for October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s Health Month.
See, Test and Treat is a free cancer screening and health education program designed to help uninsured and underinsured people in communities. Women are provided free health screenings to check cholesterol levels, thyroid function, blood pressure and blood counts, and electrolyte balance. On a first-come, first-served basis, the women can also request pap smears and mammograms.
“This year we had 60 mammograms donated by the College of American Pathologists, which is a conglomeration of a bunch of organizations,” said Shannon Rasy, LDRMC spokesperson. “We had 62 women sign up for pap smears. Methodist Hospital also is running 60 pap smear tests free of charge.”
The grants will cover the cost of the remaining two pap smears. More than 90 women who attended the health fair.
If a concern about a woman’s health is discovered in the pap smear test, they will be directed to places where they can receive medical treatment.
“If there are things that are found, the providers we refer them to can help them get on an assistance program,” Rasy said.
If you missed this year’s event, mark your calendar for next October. If you have an immediate concern about your health, contact the Liberty-Dayton Medical Clinic 936-336-7316. For more on See, Test and Treat, go online to https://foundation.cap.org/get-involved/see-test-treat-program/