Essex County Public Health department supports women’s health


Pictured are Lisa French, CSP Coordinator; Ruth Fuller, Cancer Services Program recipient; and Mia Fuller, Ruth’s daughter.

— In Celebration of Women’s Health Week and Mother’s Day, Essex County Public Health (ECPH) encourages woman to make their health a priority. This includes visiting a health care provider for regular check-ups and getting all recommended screenings.

While this may be routine for some women, others may lack health insurance and do not receive this vital care. The ECPH Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to uninsured women (and men) who meet age and income eligibility requirements.

A recent program participant offered this testimonial about the program:

“As Mother’s Day grows near, my mind is drawn to a program that has saved my life in so many ways. The community support that I receive from Essex County Public Health and Office for the Aging is tremendous. I encourage all mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to take advantage of the Cancer Services Program.

The Cancer Services Program screens for breast, cervical and colon cancer for individuals without health insurance. If I had not received a referral from Office for the Aging, I would never have known about this lifesaving program and would never have gone in for my annual mammogram.”

I was very lucky to have had my breast cancer caught at an early stage which is easier to treat. Please take advantage of the terrific program which pays for your annual mammogram, pap smear and colon tests. If you have any questions or would like to enroll in the program, please call Essex County Public Health at 873-3500.”

To learn more about the Cancer Services Program or other Essex County Public Health programs and services visit co.essex.ny.us/PublicHealth or call 873-3500.

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