Cervical Screening Day Jan. 29
In honor of January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CrescentCare will hold a cervical cancer screening event on Saturday, January 29 from 9 am to 12 pm at its MidCity location (3308 Tulane Ave.). To limit visitors for COVID safety, appointments are required by calling 504-821-2601.
Health insurance providers fully cover Pap smears as preventive care, including Medicare and Medicaid. Those who are uninsured and meet income requirements are eligible for sliding scale services at a discounted rate, and assistance is available for those who qualify. We’ll have self-care gifts for those who attend, courtesy of our partners at Avita Pharmacy and Labcorp.
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, and multiple barriers to care put transgender patients and people of color at elevated risk. The percentage of people receiving Pap smears in Louisiana declined by 78% in 2020. If you’re overdue for a screening, call us for an appointment — and don’t forget to speak to your provider about how HPV vaccines can help keep you safe!
Published: Jan 18, 2022