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Health Notes

Free mammograms offered in Cleveland County

NORMAN — Oklahoma women with little or no insurance will have access to no-cost mobile mammograms Wednesday — funded by OU Women’s Basketball, Sooner Stilettos and Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine.

The Breast Health Network at OU Medicine will provide the mammograms to uninsured women in Cleveland County on Feb. 19. Women aged 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year and reside in Cleveland County, are encouraged to participate — whether they have insurance or not. Priority will be given to those without insurance.

For insured women, Medicaid, Medicare and other health insurance can be accepted.

The mammograms will be conducted in a Breast Health Network mobile mammography unit, which will be stationed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

Limited appointments are available and can be reserved by calling 800-422-4626, ext. 49760.

Transportation, translation and child care services are available if requested when scheduling the appointment.

WIC services offered at Britton Road clinic

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, has begun offering services at Variety Care’s Britton Health Center, 721 W Britton Road.

Appointments are available for the federally funded program and may be scheduled by calling 405-632-6688.

The new WIC clinic features a classroom and nutrition offices. Most importantly, the new construction provides community members of Oklahoma’s historic “Old Britton” access to several WIC services including: breastfeeding support, nutrition and group classes, healthy lifestyle education, and more, officials said.

“For more than 45 years, WIC has served the nation’s most vulnerable women, infants, and children living in low-income neighborhoods across the USA,” Variety Care CEO Lou Carmichael said. “Good food and healthy diets are the building blocks for successful lives.”

— Staff reports