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Schedule a Screening

Why should I get screened?

Which screenings & shots should I get?

  • ​Breast (mammogram exam)

  • Colon (colonoscopy exam)

  • Prostate (blood test for PSA)

  • Gynecological (pap exam)

  • Lung (computed tomography exam)

  • Skin (visual exam)

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) shot

    • Available for both men and women.

    • Protects against many cancers - cervical, rectal, oropharyngeal, vaginal, vulvar, and penile cancers.

Why should I get my shots?

Where can I get screened near me?

Screenings save lives, and The Center has gathered a list of local providers that can provide cancer screenings close to home. If you need help scheduling a screening or have questions, please contact the Kick It Cancer Program Manager, Shamiah Byrd, via email or by phone at 708-798-9171 ext. 220

City of Chicago

  • Amani-Trinity United Church of Christ 

    • Free or reduced-cost mammograms, support groups for survivors and families, and educational workshops. Located at 400 W 95th St, Chicago, IL 60628

Northwest Indiana

  • Northshore University Health Systems Highland Park Hospitals 

    • Accessible mammography for those with physical limitations. Located at 777 Park Ave West, Highland, IN 60035 

  • Regional Health Systems Health Clinic 

    • Primary care, women’s care (OB/GYN, gynecological exams, and annual physicals), men’s care (prostate exams, screenings, physical exams, and more). Financial assistance is available. 

    • Locations:

      • 559 State St, Hammond, IN 46320

      • 2250 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46320

      • 4022 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46320

      • 8555 Taft St, Merriville, IN 46410

South Suburban Chicagoland

  • Access Community Health Network 

    • Primary and preventative care, women's health, low-cost family planning, management of chronic diseases, a discount prescription drug program, and transportation assistance. Both locations accept Medicaid and Medicare. Spanish-speaking services are available.

    • Locations:

      • 13000 Maple Avenue, Blue Island, IL​

      • 152 W Lincoln Highway, Chicago Heights, IL​​

  • Affiliated Oncologists

    • Cancer imaging tests and scans, including Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) to combination PET/CT scans, and more.

    • Locations: ​

      • 10604 Southwest Highway Suite 200, Chicago Ridge, 60415

      • Southland Oncology: 19060 S. Everette Blvd, Mokena, IL 60448

  • Aunt Martha’s Health Center 

    • Free or reduced-cost mammography screenings and transportation. Located at 233 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

  • Aunt Martha’s South Holland

    • ​Primary care, preventative care (cancer screenings, prostate for sure) & women’s health (OB/GYN). Located at 52 W. 62nd St, South Holland, IL 60473

  • Christian Community Health Center 

    • Primary care and women’s health including breast cancer screenings, pap smears, and social support services as needed. Financial assistance is available.

    • Locations:

      • 901 E. Sibley Blvd, South Holland, IL 60473

      • 364 Torrence Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409

  • Cook County Health (Affiliates) 

    • Preventative care, primary care services, women's health services, genetic screening, and cancer screenings (including bladder, breast, colon, kidney, lung, ovarian, prostate, stomach, and more). Transportation services are available.

    • Locations:

  • Family Christian and Health Center 

    • Primary care services (including a smoke cessation counseling service for lung cancer) and women's care in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), annual exams, cancer screenings, fibroid and ovarian cyst treatment, preventative services, and more. Accepts Illinois Medicaid.

    • Locations:

      • 31 W. 155th St, Harvey, IL 60426

      • 713 E. 142nd St, Dolton, IL 60419

      • 19767 Torrence Ave, Lynwood, IL 60411​​​

  • UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

    • Accessible mammography centers for those with physical limitations. Located at 1 Ingalls Drive, Harvey, IL 60426


Online Resources

  • Equal Hope

    • A free breast health program that services breast, cervical, and other women's cancers. Here you can input your information and a program navigator will assist you with a screening. Spanish-speaking services available. 

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