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Free breast cancer screenings offered on upcoming Saturdays

Free mammograms are being offered on Oct. 11 and 18 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women who don’t qualify for state or federal breast screening programs are eligible. Appointments must be made in advance.

The Saturday screenings are a joint effort by Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO).

To schedule an appointment for Oct. 11, call the Arroyo Grande CAPSLO Health & Prevention Clinic at 489-4026. After a clinical breast exam at the CAPSLO clinic, participants will receive a referral for a free same-day mammogram at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Coastal Diagnostic Center.

To schedule an appointment for Oct. 18, call the CAPSLO clinic in San Luis Obispo at 544-2478. After the clinical exam, women will receive a referral for a free same-day mammogram at the Women’s Health and Imaging Center at French hospital.

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