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, colorectal and prostate cancer.
Free Breast Cancer Clinics
SJMO offers quarterly free breast cancer screening clinics for women who meet the following qualifications:
- Age 40 and over or younger with a palpable mass (one that can be felt)
- Resident of Oakland County
- Have no health insurance or are underserved
- Need a screening mammogram
Saturday clinics will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the following dates for those without a physician’s order:
- Jan. 25, 2014
- April 12, 2014
- July 12, 2014
- Oct. 11, 2014
Wednesday clinics will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. the following dates for those WITH a physician’s order:
- Mar. 19, 2014
- Nov. 12, 2014
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.