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It’s mammogram time!

Registration is due by June 1 (deadline has been extended!) to participate!

Purdue University values its employees and their well-being.

Mammogram screenings are an important, preventive screening and Purdue University wants to ensure its benefits-eligible employees have an opportunity to have these screenings done. Purdue’s screening rates for mammograms has increased from 39 percent in 2014 to 61 percent, 64 percent and 67 percent in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Purdue strives to be best in class in all areas and our population health benchmark for mammograms is a best-in-class percentage of 79 percent. 

In an effort to continue to increase screening rates, along with awareness, we are again offering a program through the Center for Healthy Living to reduce any barriers to obtaining a preventive mammography screening. Purdue University’s Center for Healthy Living, in conjunction with Franciscan Health Lafayette Breast Center, is providing convenient access for employees (and their covered spouses) to get their preventive (non-diagnostic) mammogram screening in paid status with supervisor approval.

Up to 90 minutes of paid time off will be allotted for travel and screening with supervisor approval.

Who is eligible for the screening?

All benefits-eligible employees at the West Lafayette campus and their covered spouses are eligible to register but priority will be given to those who have not had a screening in two years or more. Employees should request the paid release time through his or her unit head or designated supervisor. The employee is responsible to ensure business needs will be met during their absence and impact on the department is kept to a minimum. Please be flexible and collaborative in working with your supervisor.

How do I register?

Employees or covered spouses can register for an appointment by calling Franciscan Health Breast Center at 765-423-6170 (option 2) by May 25. Phone lines to register are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registrants will be screened to ensure they are appropriate candidates. No individual participant information will be shared with Purdue.

When can I go?

Mammography Days are the following days and times:

  • Monday, June 4: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, June 5: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Where do I go for the screening?

Mammography screenings are being completed at Franciscan Health Lafayette Breast Center (area 7 on map), located at 3920 St. Francis Way, Suite 215, Lafayette.  

Employees will provide their own transportation to their screening appointment.

Will I receive a reminder?

Yes. Franciscan Health Lafayette Breast Center will contact each registrant by phone prior to their appointment as a reminder.

How do I request release time from my supervisor?

A document of frequently asked questions has been developed to provide additional information about the screening event, including how to discuss the event with your supervisor.

How do I allow time off for my employees?

A supervisors’ guide has been developed to provide information about the event as well as address any questions that may come up in allowing employees to participate.

Timing is everything! Make the time to put yourself first and make it a priority to have your screening mammogram done. It could save your life.

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