West Tennessee Healthcare updates mammogram policy

JACKSON, Tenn. — One local healthcare system is making big changes that could help you or your loved ones.

West Tennessee Healthcare (excluding Camden Hospital) is changing their policy for mammograms.

Under the new policy, patients for screening mammograms no longer need an order from their primary health care physician.

These changes were made so that women without primary care physicians will have the same resources that are offered to the ones who do.

“We are really wanting to push that one of the best gifts you can give yourself, or any woman, is to have her annual mammogram. Our American College of Radiology recommends that you have those screening mammograms at age 40. We encourage all the women in the community to take charge of their appointment and schedule their screening mammogram as soon as possible,” said Paula Shackleford, Nursing Navigator for West Tennessee Imaging Center.

To find out more information on how you can schedule appointments, call (731) 541-8303.

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