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    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

See, Test & Treat

One day to better health!

FREE Women's Health Event

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General Event Information

Full event details

What: See, Test & Treat – a special day filled with caring CHA physicians and staff who will provide FREE women’s health screenings

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

Where: CHA Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA (Free Parking)

Who: Women ages 21-65, who are uninsured or underinsured

FREE Women's Health Screenings:

  • Breast screenings -- mammogram (ages 40 +) and breast exam
  • Pap smear and pelvic exam
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test
  • Same day results for some screenings, support and follow-up care plan

Because we care:

  • You will be treated with dignity and respect
  • Health Fair — and activities
  • Healthy snacks
  • Childcare
  • Interpreter support
  • Modesty gowns for women who prefer to be fully covered
  • Free Parking
If you are interested, please fill out this form so that a representative from CHA can call you and collect your information for pre-registration, or call 617-665-2475. Space is limited. You will be contacted if the event needs to be rescheduled due to bad weather.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is getting screened important?

Screenings can save your life. In underserved communities, many women live without regular health care, increasing their risk for late diagnoses. Getting screened as early as possible can allow you to get the health services you need.

The statistics tell us a lot about how people are impacted. Generally, women living in Middle Eastern countries have later diagnosis and higher mortality - one main factor contributing to this is low screening rates of Muslim women. African American women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer, mostly because of late diagnoses. Latina women in America are 60% more likely to get cervical cancer and 40% more likely to die from it. South East Asian women have higher invasive cervical cancer rates and get fewer Pap tests done than most other ethnic groups in the US.

Who can get screened?

If you identify as a woman, between the ages of 21-65 and you are uninsured or underinsured, we invite you to get screened. If you have premium health coverage, we are happy to schedule an appointment for you with a CHA provider at another time. If you’re not sure, please call us at 617-665-2475 to find out if you can benefit from See, Test and Treat. CHA welcomes everyone and you will not be asked your immigration status at any point.

Do I need to sign up?

Yes. Space is limited. Walk-ins will be seen if space allows. Call us today at 617-665-2475. When you sign up, we will ask you to share some personal information. Based on HIPPA regulations, we will not share this information with third parties without your consent. Patients need to bring a photo ID in order to be seen.

What screenings are offered?

Cervical and breast cancer screenings are the primary focus of the day, but other screenings like HPV will also be offered. Cervical cancer is preventable, and breast cancer can be treated when it is diagnosed early.

When will I receive the results?

Some results will be available the same day since we know long waits for results can be stressful. A provider will meet with you privately and give support and education regarding your results. You will also be able to ask questions and learn about what is happening with your body. Please be prepared to wait 2-3 hours to get your results. You can explore the health fair, filled with helpful information, while you wait. Snacks and activities will also be available.

What if I need follow-up care?

Providers will explain a personal care plan for you if you have an abnormal result. Our providers understand this can be stressful and will provide support and education to assist you in taking the next steps. This includes scheduling follow-up appointments and working with financial assistance to make a plan.

What will I find at the Health Fair?

All kinds of health education information and activities will be available at the Health Fair! Free eye exams along with mindfulness and stress reduction information will be available. Counseling about how to access healthcare coverage will be provided by Financial Support Services. Raffle items and free gifts will be shared and so much more!

Do I need to be there all day?

You will need to be there for 3-4 hours. When you register by phone, you will be given an appointment time.

I don’t have a car. Can you help with transportation?

Yes! We will help you get to the event. When you sign up by calling 617-665-2475, please let us know you need a ride.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available in the CHA Cambridge Hospital garage. When you check-in, please ask for a parking voucher.

Will there be childcare?

Yes, we will take care of your child, or children, for free while you are screened and while you wait for results. When you sign up for the event, please tell us how many children you will be bringing.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, please tell your friends and family about this event. We ask that each person sign up ahead of time for the screening as space is limited. If your friends and family members don’t need to be screened, they are welcome to attend the health fair and wellness activities.

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