Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, WA, 50319
Frequently Asked Questions about Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health
What is the Care for Yourself program?
They are part of a national program that helps reduce risks from breast, cervical, and cardiovascular health issues.
What are their services?
Clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap tests, and height and weight measurements, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose tests to check your heart disease risk.
Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health
"Protecting and Improving the Health of Iowans"
Mission Statement from Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health website
Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health provides mammograms in Washington. To obtain more details on eligibility please contact Iowa Care for Yourself Program/Department of Public Health directly by calling (515) 281-7689.
Not all facilities that offer free mammograms are completely free to everyone. Many diagnostic testing locations are free, some locations require that you meet income eligibility criteria. Call and ask before making an appointment or fully read the description information we provide.
Below are citations of the external sources verifying how and why this location is listed as a free mammogram agent.
As seen on theperrynews.com on Oct 6, 2021
News article describing free mammogram service:The Iowa Care for Yourself program has been around for years, but many women who could participate have never heard of it.
The program is for women ages 40-65 who are income-eligible and do not have insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings and cervical cancer screenings, also called mammograms and PAP tests.
What does income-eligible and without insurance coverage mean? It means that if you are within the income guidelines and you either have no health insurance or your insurance does not cover mammograms and PAP tests, then you qualify for the Care for Yourself program.
I have found a lump in one of my breasts and I have had a bump in my other breast from an injury for 4 years.