Feel better, live longer.
Few lifestyle decisions have as positive an impact on your health and sense of well-being as the decision to quit smoking. As devastating as continued smoking can be to critical organs like the heart and lungs, the good news is that improvements start to happen relatively quickly once smoking stops. Circulation and blood pressure improve, breathing gets easier and the lungs begin to heal. Even the senses of smell and taste improve.
Clark Memorial’s Smoking Cessation Program, in conjunction with the Clark County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition, can help you every step of the way. Through our partnership with the Coalition, quit coaches will help you create the cessation plan that’s right for you, whether you want to quit cigarettes or spit tobacco. The program, which includes counseling and patches, is free. We also offer free educational programs for schools, businesses, faith-based organizations and other groups.
Don’t wait. A better, healthier life can start today. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for more information.
Lung Cancer Screening
Should you consider a lung screening? Are you at risk for lung cancer?
- Are you between the age of 55-74?
- Do you have at least a 30 pack year history of smoking? For example, smoking 2 packs per day for 15 years is 30 pack years.
- If you have stopped smoking, has it been less than 15 years since you last smoked?
If you answered yes to all 3 questions, you may be a candidate for a low-cost CT lung cancer screening. Lung cancer is not only treatable, but potentially curable when diagnosed in its early stages. The physicians at the Clark Memorial Hospital are committed to providing the best technology available for early detection: Low Dose CT lung screening. This method has been shown to detect cancers not visible on chest x-rays. And more than 80% of lung cancers detected with a CT have been in the earliest stages – with a high probability of cure. The latest research shows that CT lung screenings can save lives, which is why many experts believe it should be a standard procedure for patients who are at high risk.
CT Lung Screening Special Cash Price
Because prevention and screening are such vital elements of lung health, Clark Memorial is offering a $104 CT lung screening program for at-risk individuals. This special cash price can save patients approximately $300 in out-of-pocket expenses, as this screening is not covered by most insurance plans. This is a cash pay program; eligibility requirements must be met prior to screening. Clark Memorial offers the Low Dose CT lung screening at two convenient locations; one at the main hospital campus and the other at Hunter Station in Sellersburg. To schedule a low-cost CT lung screening, call (812) 283-2405. The results of your screening will be sent to your referring physician for follow up.
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