By Karen Garlochkgarloch@charlotteobserver.com
The Mecklenburg County Health Department will provide free mammograms at a clinic Saturday for women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have no health insurance. They’ll be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the health department office, 2845 Beatties Ford Road.
Appointments can be made by calling 704-432-4287. Walk-ins will be welcome to fill any open slots on a first come, first served basis. Patients will be asked to provide their local doctor’s name and location of any other mammogram screenings they have had. They are asked not to wear perfume, deodorant or powder to their appointment.
The event is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. Free breakfast will be provided, along with entertainment for children.