New York State has a new “text line” to help women get access to breast cancer screenings. Governor Andrew Cuomo officially launched the text line recently and Senator Jack M. Martins has been informing residents.
To use the service, residents should text “get screened” from their
cell phones to 81336. After providing their zip code, the service will
reply with a message containing nearby screening locations that offer
“Mammograms save lives, which is why we need to make it as easy and
convenient as possible for women to access these early detection services,” said Senator Martins. “Using this new technology, residents will be able to quickly find nearby locations offering breast cancer screenings simply by sending a text message.”
Information on breast cancer screenings and support services can also
be obtained by contacting the New York State Department of Health at