Free or Low Cost Biopsies

Free or Low Cost Breast Biopsies
If you do not have health insurance and require assistance to obtain a biopsy:

If you have a lump in your breast, you first need to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse practitioner for a Clinical Breast Exam. They will order a mammogram, breast ultrasound and, if needed, refer you to see a surgeon.

If you do not have health insurance you may qualify for assistance.

How do I get a Clinical Breast Exam?

How do I get a mammogram or breast ultrasound?
What is a breast biopsy?
How do I qualify for a free or low cost biopsy?

For eligibility requirements and assistance in obtaining a breast biopsy, here are some resources to look into that may help you:

Martin Health System

If you are a resident of Martin and live below Midway Rd in St. Lucie County and meet eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to have a free or low cost breast biopsy through Martin Health System. This program requires that you are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial guidelines for assistance through the hospital and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The funding for this program is made possible through grants provided by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South Florida.

You must have a prescription or referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to see a surgeon.

Sherri Tischler
Martin Health System Diagnostic Center
(772) 223-5945 ext. 3331

or

Carolyn Shore, RN, OCN, CBCN
Breast Health Navigator
Martin Memorial Cancer Center
(772) 223-5945 ext. 3774

Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP)

If you are between the ages of 50 and 64, meet income criteria, uninsured or under-insured, you may qualify for assistance through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Initiative (NBCCI) for breast cancer screening and investigation of an abnormal breast finding.
More Information and how to qualify >>

Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South Florida Affiliate awards grants to provide free mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, cancer treatment and additional breast cancer services to the medically underserved. The grant for mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies is administered by the Martin Memorial Diagnostic Center and the Florida Community Health Center in Fort Pierce.
For more information and how to qualify >>

Key to Life Breast Cancer Screening Assistance Program
The American Breast Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured women and men of all ages for breast cancer testing This includes annual screenings for women over 40, as well as support services for breast cancer patients.
For more information and how to qualify >>

Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

Woman2Woman funds and coordinates breast screenings to eligible individuals. Financial assistance grants are available for: Clinical Breast Exams, Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms, Ultrasounds, Surgical Consultations and Emergency Biopsies. This program is designed to meet the needs of patients with breast cancer or those who are at increased risk for breast cancer.

Coordination includes scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, and extensive follow-up if needed. To apply for Financial Assistance clients must complete application and call to schedule interview.

Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc
4850 W Oakland Park Blvd
Ste 225
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33313
Contact: Information (954) 703-1529
Cost Fees: Free
Eligibility: Woman who are diagnosed or have suspicious symptoms (ie: lump) and are uninsured or underinsured. There is no age or income requirement. The higher the income the lower the assistance.

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