McLaren Port Huron offering free mammograms to uninsured during October

McLaren Port Huron, part of McLaren Health Care and the leading health care provider of St. Clair County, will offer free mammograms — the screening procedure to detect the early signs of breast cancer — to uninsured women throughout October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Provided through the Demashkieh Women’s Wellness Place, McLaren Port Huron’s breast care center located on its main campus, the program is supported by the Donna M. Niester Breast Cancer Fund, Northgate Ford Free Mammogram Fund, and X-Ray Associates of Port Huron.

“Mammograms have long been the standard for the early detection of breast cancer, and they have proven to be vital to women’s wellbeing,” said Dr. Kimberley Clark-Paul, a breast surgeon at McLaren Port Huron. “Through early detection, we can be proactive with our care plan and increase our patients’ chances of an enhanced outcome. For that, these are crucial screenings for all women.”

The free program is open to women who are due for the regular screening and to those who have never yet had a mammogram.

“We view our organization as being a service to our shared community, and to recognize its health care needs and to provide for them,” said Eric Cecava, McLaren Port Huron President and CEO. “We’re proud to be in this position and partner with these organizations to increase access to this vital screening for those who can benefit from it the most.”

Appointments are limited throughout October. To make an appointment, patients can call (810) 989-3270.

A physician order is required for the screening. If a patient needs to obtain an order, an appointment with a McLaren Port Huron primary care physician can be made at

About McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed non-profit hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, with a strong history of providing quality, compassionate care to residents living in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. It has earned repeated recognition for both clinical excellence and patient safety from nationally renowned health care rating organizations. McLaren Port Huron provides a full range of services, including cardiovascular care, award-winning cancer services through the Karmanos Cancer Institute, orthopedic services, and general, bariatric and robotic-assisted surgeries. The hospital is nationally verified as a Level III Trauma Center and operates the busiest Emergency Department in St. Clair County. Other services include family birthing services and the only accredited sleep center in the region. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington, and St. Clair. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at