The Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington Area Health Clinic, and Dr. John Mosier have contracted with the Early Detection Works program to provide services for women who are unable to afford screening examinations for breast and cervical cancer.
The goal of the Early Detection Works program is to reduce death from breast and cervical cancer among the women of Kansas. Program components include education, screening, diagnosis, case management, and referral for cancer treatment. (Mammograms , clinical breast exams, pap and pelvic exams, as well as diagnostic follow up for abnormal results are covered in this program). The Early Detection Works educational component is directed toward all women in Kansas. Most importantly, Early Detection Works pays for screenings for low income, medically under-served women.
To qualify for these services, a woman’s income must fall within 225% of federal poverty guidelines and she must be between the ages of 40 and 64. Further, a woman must have no health insurance or inpatient-only insurance with a high, unmet deductible. If screenings detect any abnormalities, Early Detection Works will pay for diagnostic procedures.
For over 15 years, HMH and affiliates have participated in Early Detection Works are the only providers in Dickinson County who offer this comprehensive program to their patients. If you or someone you know would like to know if they qualify for benefits, please call the radiology department at 785-258-5145 or the Early Detection Works number at 877-277-1368.