FHN Expands Walk-In Wednesdays to Thursdays, Too

FHN's Walk-In Wednesdays, a day set aside for no-appointment mammograms at the FHN Women's Diagnostic Center, has been so popular, we're expanding it through Thursdays, too!

Beginning May 11, no-appointment mammograms will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays each week. Simply walk in to FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, register at admitting, and head back to the Imaging department on the main floor for your all-digital mammogram. No phone calls, no scheduling, no hassle – and no excuse not to get this very important screening done!

We're even doing away with one of the little impositions that are a part of a yearly mammogram: We'll still ask that you don't wear deodorant or antiperspirant when you're getting your mammogram, but you don't have to pack along your own supply – we've got personal-sized one-use packets you can use when you're finished with your screening.

You don't have to be an FHN patient to take advantage of Walk-In Wednesdays and Thursdays, and most health insurance policies cover a yearly mammogram for women over age 50.

Find out more by listening to Dial-A-Doc.

Enjoy a Special Saturday Morning For You!

FHN also offers you a chance to mix friends, fun and good health with Saturday Mornings for You, an opportunity for women to reserve a time at the Women's Diagnostic Center for a morning of pampering, learning and taking care of an important screening.

Up to 16 women - on their own or with friends - can participate in each Saturday Morning For You session, which includes (for all participants):

  • All-digital screening mammograms
  • Information about FHN's genetic risk assessment program, and a questionnaire – the first step in the program
  • Mini-manicures and/or seated massages
  • Spa refreshments
  • Special women's care goodie bags
  • Q&A with the Imaging Team

Saturday Mornings For You will be offered at least one Saturday every month. Available dates for 2017 include May 27, June 17, July 8, July 29, August 19, Sept. 9, Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 11.

Registration is required, but there is no charge for these special events. Mammograms will be charged to health insurance; please note that most insurance does not cover more than one mammogram per year, and other restrictions may apply for different situations and different types of coverage. Call 815-599-6860 to register.

*Participants must be appropriate for and receive a standard screening mammogram; please note that this will typically not apply for women under 40. Eligibility will be confirmed during the registration process.

Read more about the FHN Women's Diagnostic Center.