See, Test & Treat Program

As health care evolves, pathologists play a critical role on multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of patient-centered care. See, Test & Treat embodies this leadership as pathologists care for and communicate with their patients. Every See, Test & Treat program begins with a pathologist who recognizes the need in his or her community, champions the program, and rallies a host of partners to deliver patient care.

How See, Test & Treat Works

See, Test & Treat is a free cancer screening and health education program that brings the power of diagnostic medicine to underserved communities. Our signature program:

  • Saves women’s lives through early detection
  • Empowers families through preventive health care
  • Connects communities with their health care providers

In a single-day, culturally appropriate program, women receive a pelvic and clinical breast exam, a Pap test with same-day results, a screening mammogram with same-day or prompt results, connection to follow-up care, interpretive services, translated educational materials, and a healthy meal.

Women receive their results on the same day

Same-day results remove obstacles that keep many women from following through on preventive care. For a woman who works two jobs, has an inflexible schedule, and limited options for childcare or transportation, getting back to the hospital or clinic for a second visit to receive test results can be a challenge.

Cervical and breast cancer screenings are just the beginning

Every See, Test & Treat includes a patient activity guide that includes educational materials on:

This is in addition to other health services that respond to the unique needs of its community. Every woman who shows up for screenings can spend the whole day learning how to take charge of her own health and well-being.

Every woman has the chance to review her results in person with a clinician

This unique dialogue turns the scariest part of health care—waiting for results from a potentially life-changing test—into one that is most welcoming, supportive, and educational. Through See, Test & Treat, women better understand their own health care and how to ask their providers questions.

Every woman has the chance to learn from a pathologist or pathology resident

Participants get the chance to see what healthy cells and cancer cells look like (often using a dual-view microscope or digital camera), learn what the pathologist is looking for in a screening, and understand the major contributors to cervical cancer risk.

Every woman can schedule her follow-up care on the same day

Every See, Test & Treat takes place in a hospital or clinic that has agreed to create an electronic medical record for each woman and commits to ensure follow-up care for all women who participate. Women with abnormal screening results schedule their next appointments on the same day.

Each program reaches between 50 and 150 women and families

See, Test & Treat programs are typically a one-day, yearly event, often held on a Saturday. Programs are large enough to deliver real impact and efficiency, yet small enough to ensure a high-quality, dignified experience. This one-day approach effectively addresses barriers encountered by uninsured women faced with health disparities; those who have little to no access to preventative care and also provides a medical home for the future.

See, Test & Treat Program Schedule

May 15June 14August 14
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
Gennesaret Clinic
Indianapolis, Indiana
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

September 18September 18September 18
UT Southwestern/Moncrief Cancer Institute
Fort Worth, Texas
North Country HealthCare
Flagstaff, Arizona
Charles Drew Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

October 2October 2October 2
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey
White Plains Hospital
White Plains, New York

October 2October 16October 22
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hampton Roads Community Health Center
Portsmouth, Virginia
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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