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Need A Mammagram and Do Not Have Insurance?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Screening and Diagnosis
I don’t have health insurance and can’t afford the cost of an annual mammogram. What should I do?

There are both national and local programs that provide free or low-cost mammograms to women who are low-income or uninsured. Below is a list of some of the programs that you might qualify for:

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides mammography services for women who are low-income or uninsured through its National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). Learn more about their program and find a mammography provider in your area.

Your Local Susan G. Komen Foundation Affiliate
Komen affiliates raise money to help uninsured and low-income women in their area obtain breast health services. Locate your nearest affiliate.

Your Local Planned Parenthood Clinic
Planned Parenthood does not provide mammography services, but your local clinic can help you find a program in your area that provides free or low-cost mammography services. Find the Planned Parenthood Clinic nearest you.

YWCA Encore Plus Programs
The YWCA offers a national program called Encore Plus that provides mammography screening. Services are provided on a sliding scale. Not all local YWCAs have this program. To find out if yours does, call 1-800-953-7587.