Free women’s health screenings offered in Cass County


February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Health System and Cass County Home Care today (Monday) announced the availability of free women’s health screenings.  The screenings are made available through the Iowa Care for Yourself program and a grant from the Iowa Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Screenings include mammograms, clinical breast exams, and pelvic exams with or without pap smears. Karla Akers, Care for Yourself Coordinator of Cass County Home Care, says “Regular preventive screenings help diagnose disease at an early stage. Every woman needs to take care of herself first—these screenings are an important part of taking care of yourself.” 

Some age, income, and insurance guidelines apply, but Akers encourages women to call about availability.  Enrollment numbers are limited and services must be completed by the end of March.  Pat Markham, Cass County Memorial Hospital Administrator, says “Cass County Health System providers are available to offer screening appointments that will comply with the March 30 deadline.”

Women interested in accessing the women’s health screenings should contact Karla Akers at 712-243-7443.