Schneck offering free exams to women in need in October

Schneck Medical Center in Seymour will be offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings next month.

Organizers say the event will feature a clinical breast exam (not a mammogram) and a cervical exam with a pap test. All exams will be performed by qualified nurse practitioners.

The event is for women who may not already have access to these services. To be eligible, a woman must be at least 21 years old and have not had a breast or cervical exam in the last 2 years.

The event will be from 8 to 10 on Saturday morning October 8 at Schneck Obstetrics & Gynecology, on the campus of Schneck Medical Center. You will enter through the emergency department entrance.

A limited number of appointments are available. You can register online at, or call the Cancer Center screening line at 812-522-0477.