Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to Provide Free Cancer Screenings to Northshore Community During February

(Covington, La.)Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington is providing free, convenient access to a host of cancer screenings during the month of February. Discovering cancers in their earliest stage through screenings can help lead to better outcomes, making it extremely important for the community to get screened for appropriate cancers.

The Cancer Center is providing free breast and colorectal cancer screenings on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 9 – 11 a.m. and 12 – 2 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 71041 Highway 21, Covington, LA 70433.

The Cancer Center is also providing free breast and colorectal cancer screenings on Monday, Feb. 15 from 9 – 11 a.m. and 12 – 2 p.m. at Nielsen’s Pharmacy, 1619 S Columbia Street in Bogalusa, LA 70427.

All screenings are available to those who have not been screened for cancer in the past 12 months. Appointments are required for all screenings. To make an appointment, please call (985) 276-6810.

During COVID-19, the Cancer Center has taken steps to ensure the safety of both participants and staff. A number of practices are in place to ensure the safety of everyone, such as increased frequency of our cleaning and disinfecting practices for high-touch areas and appointments for all screenings to ensure social distancing. To learn more about the precautions the Cancer Center is taking or to learn more about our community screening program, please visit


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for almost 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. For more information, please visit