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.