Essentia Health In Baxter Offering Free PAP Smears For January
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. In honor of this, Essentia Health is hosting a free cervical cancer screening or PAP smear event on Wednesday, January 24th. The event will run from 2 in the afternoon to 7 at Essentia Health-St Joseph’s Baxter Clinic in Baxter, MN.
“All women are at risk for cervical cancer”, said Wendy Davidson, RN, Clinic Manager of Essentia Health-Baxter Specialty Clinic. “Fortunately cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screenings and follow-up, because PAP smears look for cancer and pre-cancer changes before you have symptoms.”
You must qualify in order to participate.
You can take part in this free screening through the Minnesota Department of Health SAGE Program if:
- You are a woman age 21 to 64
- You have no health insurance, or
- You have health insurance but have a co-payment or an unmet deductible, and/or
- Your health insurance does not cover pap smears, and
- Your gross household income does not exceed the guidelines below:
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You can make an appointment or find out if you qualify by contacting Jennifer at Essentia Health-St. Joseph Baxter clinic (218)454-5935. If this date and time does not work for you, you can also call Jennifer to schedule a free PAP smear for another day.