Reaching the women of rural West Texas
Many women living in the 14 counties that make up the Concho Valley must overcome considerable barriers to gain access to breast care services. Geographic distance to mammography services and a limited number of mammography facilities can make accessing breast health care services challenging.
Angelo State University, along with its campus affiliate of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, strives to eliminate these common obstacles through the establishment of Access to Breast Care of West Texas-Concho Valley. ABC4WT-CV and its partners provide breast care awareness to the community at large and breast cancer screening services to women who otherwise would not be able to afford or have access to mammogram technology.
To learn more about ABC4WT-CV or the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at ASU, visit our website or call 1.325.942.2531 or 1.855.ABC.4WTX (1.855.222.4989).
Are You Eligible?
You may be eligible for a free mammogram if you meet the criteria indicated below:
- Age 40 and over
- Have no insurance coverage or insurance that does not cover preventive health care
- Can provide:
- Identification such as a driver's license or work badge
- Proof of residence in the Concho Valley
- Proof of income or assistance
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that is used to check for breast cancer in women who have no symptoms or signs of disease.
Women age 40 and older are encouraged to get a mammogram every year.
Do I Live in the Concho Valley?
The following counties comprise the Concho Valley:
- Tom Green
The counties indicated above include but are not limited to the following cities: Big Lake, Brady, Eldorado, Junction, Mason, Menard, Mertzon, Ozona, Paint Rock, Robert Lee, Rocksprings, San Angelo, Sonora, and Sterling City.