St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's (SJMO) mission calls for the hospital "to improve the health of our communities..." One way SJMO demonstrates its strong commitment to our mission is through offering several free cancer screening programs throughout the year to detect breast cancer.
Free Breast Cancer Clinics
SJMO offers quarterly free breast cancer screening clinics for women who meet the following qualifications:
Saturday clinics will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the following dates for those without a physician’s order:
Wednesday clinics will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. the following dates for those WITH a physician’s order:
Those participating in a screening receive a free screening mammogram, a breast examination by a breast surgeon and educational material.
Pre-registration is required and the number of appointments for each screening is limited. Registration is accepted starting approximately eight weeks before each screening up until the screening or until all appointments are filled. The registration telephone number is 800-372-6094.
Our free breast clinic screenings are made possible, in part, by donations from the Pink Ribbon Trailblazers, a grass roots group of men and women who raise funds to help provide mammograms for uninsured and underserved women in Oakland County at SJMO.
We also offer education programs to community groups on breast cancer and breast health issues.
Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will offer a free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
The screening will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Franco Communications Center at the north end of the hospital, 44405 Woodward, Pontiac, MI 48341. Screenings will take about 10 minutes and will be performed by SJMO dentists and dental residents. The screenings are non-invasive and painless.
The screening is open to the community. Appointments may be made by calling 800-372-6094. Walk-ins will also be welcome.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Statement
Colorectal Cancer screening is now considered a preventative health service and an essential benefit under the Affordable Care Act. That means everyone now has coverage to receive this vital screening for free. Therefore, we are not planning to host the free colorectal cancer screening program that we have hosted previously. St. Joes continues to encourage everyone age 50 and over—or those who meet criteria to be screened earlier for the disease— to talk with their primary care physician about getting screened. If you need a primary care physician, please call our referral line at 1 800-372-6094 for assistance.