January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Sign up for FREE Pap Day!

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2012
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON - January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Vermont Department of Health’s Ladies First program, The Hicks Foundation and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England are partnering to offer a Free Pap Day for all women who are uninsured or underinsured.

The Planned Parenthood/Burlington Health Center (183 St. Paul Street) will host women's wellness exams, Pap tests, heart health screening, and HPV tests and vaccine from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free Pap Day will also be offered at Planned Parenthood/Northern New England in Newport (Newport Health Center, 79 Coventry Street, and Rutland (Rutland Health Center, 6 Roberts North from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Childcare and food will be provided at no charge, with transportation arranged.
For more information about the Free Pap Day, please visit http://www.freePap.org. Call 1-800-508-2222 to make an appointment.

For more information about cancer in Vermont and the Ladies First program, visit Healthvermont.gov.

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