A new "text line" has started which provides information to New Yokers who want to know where to get a breast cancer screening.

The text line is part of legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi which was recently signed into law designed to improve the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

New York residents may now text GET SCREENED to the number 81336 to find the closest locations where they can get screened for breast cancer

The new law also requires extended hours for all health care facilities and it also will improve insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings.

The bill was signed into law June 27th by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Brindisi joined Cuomo at the Utica Memorial Auditorium last week as part of his “Get Screened, No Excuses” campaign to encourage people to get screened for breast cancer.

“This initiative is an example of bipartisan cooperation to increase vitally important health care services for residents of the Mohawk Valley, and it is something I was proud to sponsor.  Because of it, many people who faced hurdles from insurance companies can now receive screenings and diagnostic services that can provide early detection of breast cancer,” Brindisi said.

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