Freeman Neosho Hospital Providing Free Mammogram Screenings to the Public on April 5, 2024

(Joplin, MO) – The facts don’t lie — a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States every two minutes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Early detection is the key to surviving a breast cancer diagnosis. The best way to do that is through regularly scheduled annual mammogram screenings, particularly for women with increased cancer risks.

The Helping Friends Mammogram Fund provides free mammogram screenings for uninsured and under-insured area women. Free screenings are held each year at Freeman Health Center’s Women’s Center in Joplin. For the first time ever, these screenings will take place Friday at Freeman Neosho Hospital campus (113 W. Hickory Street in Neosho) on Friday, April 5 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Since 2000, more than 2,000 women have had mammograms and diagnostic screenings thanks to the Helping Friends Fund.

To make an appointment, or for more information, please call 417.347.8411.

About Freeman Health System

Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center — the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services — as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2020, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2020. With more than 320 physicians on staff representing more than 80 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit


Kevin McClintock, Media Relations Coordinator
Freeman Health System

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