Kent offering free breast screenings to women without insurance


Kent Hospital’s Cancer Program and the Breast Health Center at Kent are providing a breast health screening program, which consists of a mammogram and clinical exam for women 40 and over. Mammogram appointments begin Sept. 26.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kent Hospital is partnering with the RI Department of Health Women’s Cancer Screening Program to provide free breast health exams to women 40 and over who do not have insurance.

The mammogram followed by the clinical exam will be performed at the Breast Health Center at Kent. Appointments can be scheduled starting Sept. 1 by calling 736-1988. All participants must be Rhode Island residents.

Kent Hospital also offers a breast cancer support group. This group is an informal, ongoing group bringing people together to share their experiences and problems related to cancer and to provide one another with comfort and help. The group meets every second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center Conference Room. Please use the Imaging Center entrance located next to Kent’s Emergency Department, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick. The meetings are free, and breast cancer patients are invited to attend with their families.

The Breast Health Center at Kent draws on the expertise of specialty-trained physicians who are national leaders in breast health. This collaboration with Women & Infants’ Hospital enhances and broadens Kent Hospital’s commitment to providing its patients with access to the best possible care in this region. Instead of traveling to Boston, or even Providence, those seeking expert medical advice and cutting-edge treatment can find it at The Breast Health Center at Kent. For more information log on to the website at or call the Breast Health Center at 736-3737.


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