MIAMI (CBSMiami) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Miami-Dade County wants workers to get their annual breast cancer screening.

County employees will not have to miss any work to get mammograms, but they will need to make an appointment.

The Miami-Dade Office of Community Advocacy and Jackson Health System are teaming up to offer the exams on Jackson’s Mobile Mammogram Unit that will be parked outside the Stephen P. Clark Center (Government Center) at 111 Northwest 1st Street in downtown Miami.

It will be stationed in front of the Government Center’s west entrance every Thursday in October from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mammography screenings take only 15 minutes.

Yearly breast cancer screenings are recommended for women over 50.

To make an appointment for a mammography, register at least a week in advance at SPCC’s Downtown Medical Center, Suite 110, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or click here.

Anyone wanting to get the mammogram will need to print and complete the online form and fax it to the number indicated on the form. A photo ID and health insurance card are required on the day of the appointment.


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