July 22, 2013 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center has been awarded a new five-year Cancer Services Program Grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and Centers for Disease Control for Sullivan County.
The Cancer Services Program of Sullivan County, administered through Catskill Regional, has provided free screening services for uninsured Sullivan County residents since 1994 through funding from the NYS DOH grants. The program provides free screenings for breast and cervical cancers for uninsured women aged 40 and over and colorectal screenings for uninsured men and woman 50 and over.
“We are thrilled, once again, to be the recipient of this grant knowing we will be able continue to provide these much needed services to those in our community,” says Program Coordinator Fran Cassidy Gavin. “Early detection is the key to preventing cancer and leads to more favorable outcomes.”
In addition to its screening services, the Cancer Services Program provides diagnostic and case management services and assists eligible men and women diagnosed with cancer in obtaining Medicaid coverage through the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (NYS MCTP). This program is for qualified candidates who are found to be in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer. To learn more information or to schedule a screening, contact the Cancer Services Program of Sullivan County at 845-794-3300 ext. 2794.
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information about CRMC, please call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.
About Catskill Regional’s Cancer Screening Program
The Cancer Services Program of Sullivan County, managed by Catskill Regional Medical Center, provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured men and women in Sullivan County. Our multidisciplinary team makes recommendations about further diagnostic testing, provides counseling on medical care that may be required, assists patients in making appointments and arranging for transportation, provides appropriate referrals to health and human service agencies as necessary and helps with enrollment in the Medicaid cancer treatment program for financially eligible clients who are diagnosed with breast, cervical or colorectal cancer.