In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Channel 9 compiled a list of community programs available to help people who are uninsured or underinsured receive free or reduced cost mammograms.
See the running list of initiatives available below:
AdventHealth: AdventHealth is offering $30 screening mammograms for self-pay and underinsured patients through Oct. 31, 2020. No physician prescription is needed if you are 40 or over. If you are under 40, a physician prescription is required. Click here to make an appointment and for more information.
Mammogram Access Project: Thanks to a partnership between Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation and Women’s Center for Radiology, this mobile unit provides free and low cost mammograms and follow up breast health services to underserved and uninsured women in the Central Florida community. Click here for application information.
Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program makes it easy to get the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet program eligibility requirements. There are many BCCEDP sites located throughout Florida. Click here for more information about the program and its requirements.
Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram: Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need in the Central Florida community. For each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging during the month of October, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. It is the eighth consecutive year for the “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Click here for more information.
Femmes de Coeur Mammography Program for the Health Care Center for the Homeless: The Health Care Center for the Homeless provides free screening mammograms for female patients who are over the age of 40 and have faced barriers to receiving this service. Click here for more information.
Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center: The Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center provides free digital screening mammograms to women in the Central Florida region each year. Because of the generous doctors at Florida Cancer Specialists, the Center also arranges for any necessary follow up consultations and treatment for positive findings, regardless of ability to pay. Read more information about the program.