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A mammogram can be a lifesaver! It can diagnose breast cancer at an earlier stage when treatment is more effective and prognosis more hopeful. Ultimately, mammograms can help save lives.

This May, HHC hospitals and health centers will host special mammogram education events to promote the benefits of breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection. See our event schedule below and don’t forget to stop by.

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that makes it possible to detect tumors that cannot be distinguished by visual examination or touch. It can also detect micro-calcifications (tiny deposits of calcium in the breast) that may indicate undetected breast cancer. Early detection of breast cancer by mammography has reduced the number of deaths from breast cancer among women. If you are 40 or older, you should get a mammogram every 1-2 years.

Where to Schedule a mammogram?

HHC public hospitals and health centers offer affordable mammograms year round. Last year alone, we performed more than 103,000 of them! Find an HHC hospital or health center to make an appointment.

If you have no health insurance, speak to one of our bi-lingual financial counselors to see if you qualify for financial assistance.

Visit a May mammogram education event

Join our hospitals and health centers this May for a series of education events. Make a mammogram pledge on our Pink Ribbon wall, get free goodies and more. All events will provide breast cancer education. Most events will book mammogram on-site appointments. See the list below for an event near you:


Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Lobby - Building 6
May 6, 13, 20, 27
9am - 8:00pm

North Central Bronx Hospital
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Lobby - 1st floor 6
May 7, 14, 21, 28
10am - 2pm


Woodhull Medical Center
Dolores E. Jackson Auditorium - 3rd Floor
May 12
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue (27th Street)
Atrium - Lobby
May 7, 14, 21, 28
9am - 2pm

Gouverneur Health
Public School (PS) 130
May 2
11am - 3pm

Lower East Side Girls Club
May 9
11am - 3pm

Harlem Hospital Center
Ron Brown Pavilion - 2nd Floor
46 West 137th Street
May 8
9am - 12pm

Metropolitan Hospital Center
1901 First Avenue - Lobby
May 14 & 29
10am - 2pm

Eddie Jr's Hair Salon
1604 Madison Avenue
May 9
10am - 3pm


Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
H-Building Lobby
May 13
10am - 1pm

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Main Building, Atrium
May 11
9am - 3pm

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