Hospital offering free mammograms Oct. 4 to eligible women

September 18, 2014 By Kimberly Gensicki

(New Britain, Conn.) – The Hospital of Central Connecticut will offer free screening mammograms and clinical breast exams to eligible women on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Diagnostic Breast Center, Building C, 40 Hart St., New Britain.

At the screening, several medical professionals will be on hand including a breast radiologist, breast surgeon and breast navigator to answer questions and concerns. Polish and Spanish translators will also be available. A preliminary report will be provided on examination day.

Women are also welcome to receive a free chair massage and Reiki, an alternate therapy for well-being. Light refreshments will be served.

Women who are eligible for the free screening must meet the following criteria:

  • are age 40 or older and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months;
  • have no insurance or insurance with a very high deductible;
  • have no breast cancer history, current symptoms or breast problems.

This free screening is sponsored by the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation. Space is limited and an appointment is necessary. To register, call 860-827-0525, press option 3.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit; for a physician referral, call 1-800-321-6244.