Question: Do you have any referrals or links where I can get a free mammogram, with no insurance?
Answer: Women that meet specific age and income guidelines may qualify for no cost mammograms through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (1-800-443-2168 or 216-201-2062). Mammogram screening is recommended for woman at average risk starting at age 40. Younger women who are at a higher risk of breast cancer, earlier screening may be recommended. It is also important to conduct regular at home breast exams and any changes in look or feel of the breast needs to be reported to your healthcare provider.
If you are interested in applying for private insurance of Medicaid, FPANEO has Certified Application Counselors on site that can assist you with the enrollment process. Call 440-352-0608 (Painesville) if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Question: I had used your services in the past. You referred me to a nonprofit organization Cleveland area for breast cancer screening. I have a Friend in need of finding this organization. Her 42 yr old Mother was diagnosed and operated on today for breast cancer. My friend has not have insurance and I encourage her to get a Mammogram. What is the name of the organization?
Answer: Unfortunately, most organizations only offer free breast screening for women 40 years and older. However, the Susan G. Komen Foundation does offer assistance to women 40 years and younger. Please contact Gina Chicotel (216) 292-2873 extension 112 for more information. In addition, the Cleveland Clinic or the University Hospital Systems network are also options. They both offer financial assistance and may possibly recommend a genetics counselor.