Jag Mobile Offering Free Breast Cancer Screenings

The Jag Mobile, a mobile health unit created in partnership between Ochsner Baton Rouge and Southern University, will visit Baton Rouge-area neighborhoods this fall providing breast cancer screenings. The screenings, which take place from September through November, are provided free of charge, thanks to funding from the American Cancer Society.

No pre-scheduling or pre-registration is required, regardless of insurance status, and the screenings are open to the public.

“These free screenings are made possible through a collaboration of several groups – Ochsner Health, Southern University and the American Cancer Society, along with our community partners that will host these events,” said AnnaBeth Guillory, vice president of cancer services.

The breast cancer screenings will take place at the following locations:

-10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15

St. Gabriel Senior Center

5035 Iberville St., St. Gabriel

-9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22

CB Pennington Jr. YMCA

15550 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge

-9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29

Americana YMCA

4200 Liberty Way, Zachary

-1-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6

Blackwater Methodist Church

10000 Blackwater Road, Central

-10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13

Plaquemine Senior Center

58105 Court St., Plaquemine

-10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27

White Castle Senior Center   

34625 K.C. Drive, White Castle

-10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3

Maringouin Senior Center

77375 Wheelock Lane, Maringouin

9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10

CB Pennington Jr. YMCA

15550 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge

-9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17

Dow Westside YMCA

3688 Sugar Plantation Parkway, Addis

-9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18

Americana YMCA

4200 Liberty Way, Zachary

The Jag Mobile was created to increase access to healthcare in underserved areas. The mobile unit primarily serves communities within a 50-mile radius of the Southern University campus.

In addition, Ochsner serves north Baton Rouge through Ochsner Community Health - Brees Family Center at 7855 Howell Blvd., Suite 320. The center provides primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and smoking cessation.