Women who live near or in Pomona are urged to take advantage of free
health screenings – which include breast and pelvic exams – from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the Western University Medical Center,
360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona. The screenings are provided by the Pomona
Community Health Action Team (PCHAT).
This screening day is offered for women only and reservations must be
made in advance. The toll-free number is 1-888-311-4191.
At the event, those in attendance also will receive a general health
screening, which includes an examination of the eyes, ears, throat and
lungs and stomach area. Blood glucose levels also will be taken.
Participants will be referred to free or low-cost health care facilities
in the local area should the screening reveal illness or another health
Students from Western University of Health Sciences will conduct health
screenings under the supervision of licensed physicians. Students from the
Pomona Unified School District’s Adult Education program for nursing
assistants will also participate and members of the Associated Pomona
Teachers Association help with organization and publicity.
In addition, representatives from the Pomona Police Department will be on
hand to offer information about crime prevention.