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El Camino Hospital to Offer Free Mammograms to Uninsured and Under-Insured Women

Mountain View, CA - October 18, 2012 - El Camino Hospital today announced it will be offering free mammograms to women in the community who are either uninsured or under-insured. The program is made possible by generous donations made to the El Camino Hospital Foundation through fundraising from the Silicon Valley Duck Race, the Santa Clara Sporting Club soccer team, and the Los Altos Country Club 18-hole group.

"Many women today - either without insurance or insurance with high deductibles - are being forced to choose between the care they need and the care they can afford," said Michele Van Zuiden, Executive Director, Women’s Hospital at El Camino Hospital. "We are so grateful for the generosity of all of these donors who are helping us help the women in our community take care of a critical health need."

This free screening is being offered to women 40 and above that are uninsured or under-insured (have insurance with a high deductible or co-payment greater than $750), have no breast implants and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. If an additional diagnostic testing is required following the initial mammogram, the cost will also be covered through this program.

The program is available at both Los Gatos and Mountain View campuses and is available by registration only. Patients are encouraged to contact the El Camino Hospital Health Line at 800-216-5556 to register.

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