"doctor holding sign reading Men's Health"MIDDLETOWN, NY (Sept. 5, 2023) - Garnet Health Medical Center, in partnership with Garnet Health Doctors, is offering free prostate cancer screenings Monday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Outpatient Services Building (707 East Main Street, Middletown). Pre-registration is required at Search keywords “prostate screening” to reserve your free prostate screening appointment. Appointments are limited and are first come, first served. 

The prostate screening program is for men who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 40 and 75
  • Have no personal history of prostate cancer
  • Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past five years

The prostate screening consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which takes about a minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.

“Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men,” said Samuel Abourbih, MD, Garnet Health Doctors urologist and chairman, Garnet Health Genitourinary Program Leadership. “However, cases detected early are often low-risk and can be treated quickly. We encourage all men who are eligible to get this free and simple test.”

September is National Prostate Awareness Month. Garnet Health is holding this free prostate screening event to promote awareness, the importance of prostate health, and how screenings and early detection can save lives.

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About Garnet Health 

Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 500,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskills region. Garnet Health provides the services of more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit