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January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! You can prevent cervical cancer by getting a routine screening test called a PAP. A PAP test can detect abnormal cells BEFORE they turn into cancer and can also find cervical cancer EARLY when it is easy to treat. The test is not painful, takes 2 to 5 minutes and can be done here at your Medical Center. Call 863-4341 to schedule. (Try to schedule the test on a day when you do not expect to be on your menstrual period. If your period begins unexpectedly and will be continuing on the day of your test, try to reschedule the appointment). The CDC recommends women between 21-29 years of age get a PAP test every 3 years. Women aged 30-65 should get both a PAP and HPV test every 5 years. Had a hysterectomy? If you still have a cervix, you may still need to be screened. Talk to your provider for more information. Got the HPV Vaccine? Even if you’ve been vaccinated, HPV Vaccines don’t protect against all types of
HPV so it is recommended that women continue having PAP tests and even HPV tests in some cases. Worried about the cost? The Affordable Care Act covers this screening, check with your insurance provider. If you are uninsured or insurance won’t cover PAPs and are a Mainer over 40, the Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) will help cover costs of an annual PAP/HPV testing (as well as Mammogram screenings).
Call 800-350-5180 for more information.
Feel free to reach out to Anna Clapham (207)-607-0134 with any questions or concerns regarding preventative testing.
ICMS, Inc. is committed to serving our island communities
by dedicating ourselves to the health of our patients.
We support whole health through ease of access, prevention, outreach, education and treatment by providing the highest quality primary, urgent and emergent care
to our patients and community.
Our vision is to become a medical home for the community by providing patient-centered, coordinated, comprehensive, continuous, and compassionate primary medical,
behavioral health, and dental care to our
patients of all ages and their families.
Medical Center Hours
8:00AM - 12:00PM
& 1:00 - 5:00PM
1:00 - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Dental Office Hours
Thursday & Friday:
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Physical Therapy Hours
Behavioral Health Hours
Monday - Friday
Call for availability or to schedule an appointment.
Islands Community Medical Services, Inc.
15 Medical Center Loop
Vinalhaven, ME 04863