Congratulations on taking the first step towards better lung health
Your age and history of smoking can increase your risk for lung cancer. Additional risk factors include occupational exposure, toxic exposure, cancer history, family history, and underlying lung disease.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is dedicated to the health of our community. Due to this, in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness month, we are offering free low-dose CT screenings.
Free screenings can be scheduled in November with the coupon code and are valid for appointments through the end of the year.
This free screening is only redeemable at the BayCare Outpatient Imaging (St. Joseph's Medical Arts Building) at 3003 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa.
Participants must also meet the following criteria for a low-dose CT:
- 50 to 80 years old
- Asymptomatic (No signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
- Current smokers or those who have quit smoking within the last 15 years
- History of 20 Pack years of smoking
- Example: One pack per day for 20 years = 20 pack years; two packs per day for 10 years = 20 pack years
- Environmental exposures that increase risk
If you have a primary care doctor and are ready to schedule your low-dose CT:
Contact your doctor and request a referral for a low-dose CT. Your physician may want to confirm that you meet the requirements to receive a low-dose CT.
Once you obtain your referral, you can call (727) 734-6677 to schedule.
Remember to provide your free access code: BayCare Lung Special
If you do not have a primary care doctor and would like a referral for a low-dose CT or if you do not meet the requirements but feel like you may benefit from a low-dose CT screening:
Please call or email our nurse navigator. Our nurse navigator will call you back within one business day to complete your referral if you meet the requirements, or to get to know a little more about you and your health history if you do not meet the requirements but feel like you may benefit.
If you do not have a primary care doctor and do not meet the requirements, we encourage you to establish care with one of our physicians. A primary care doctor is the first point of contact in your health journey and can help you navigate screenings that are right for you.