Free or Low Cost Mammograms

There are a number of programs that provide free or low cost mammograms to residents of Martin and St. Lucie Counties who meet eligibility requirements. These programs require that you are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial guidelines for assistance.

One out of every seven women may develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Mammography is an important tool in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. Mammography is a low-dose x-ray of the breasts used to detect cancer or other problems, often before a lump becomes large enough to be felt. It is recommended by the American Cancer Society that women aged 40 and older have a mammogram every year in conjunction with an annual physical examination. (Regular breast self-examination is also recommended.)
More information on mammograms is available here.

Mammograms are available at many Diagnostic Imaging centers in Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
You must have a Clinical Breast Exam and obtain a prescription or referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to have a mammogram. To obtain a prescription you will need to make an appointment with your doctor.

If you do not have health insurance

You may qualify for a free or low cost mammogram if you do not have health insurance or are underinsured, and meet income requirements. There are several programs that offer assistance in obtaining free or low cost mammograms and diagnostic tests.

You must have a prescription or referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to have a mammogram.
To obtain a prescription you will need to make an appointment with your doctor for a Clinical Breast Exam.

If you have health insurance, most insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms.

If you need help finding the right program for you, call:

If you live in Port St. Lucie or Fort Pierce, call:

Florida Community Health Centers
505 Delaware Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3195
(772) 461-1402 ext. 143
(print Komen Financial Assistance Form)

If you live in Martin County or below Midway Road in Port St. Lucie, call:
Martin Memorial Diagnostic Center
Sherri Tischler (772) 223-5945 ext. 3331
or

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

Martin Memorial Diagnostic Center – Susan G. Komen Grant Eligibility Requirements (for mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast biopsies)

In order to qualify, you must meet the following criteria: 1. Legal resident of the US 2. Reside in Martin or St. Lucie County, Florida for at least 6 months 2. No health insurance, medicare or medicaid 3. Income meets the Susan G. Komen for the Cure guidelines for financial assistance.

An appointment will be made to see if you qualify and to complete the necessary paperwork. You will need to bring the following information with you to that appointment: 1. Your driver’s license or State ID card. 2. Copy of your Social Security Card or evidence that you have one. 3. Your latest tax return, last two paycheck stubs, or a letter of support. 4. Proof of residency in Martin or St. Lucie County, i.e. phone bill or utility bill. 4. Your prescription or doctor’s referral for your mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy. 5. Name of the facility where you had your last mammogram 6. Date of your last mammogram.

If you don’t have a prescription or referral from a doctor for a mammogram, you will need to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse practitioner for a clinical breast exam. There are a number of organizations that offer free, or low cost clinical breast exams.

How do I get a free or low cost clinical breast exam?

Mammography/Diagnostic Programs that provide free or low cost mammograms

Age 49 or younger – National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
If you are age 49 or younger, meet income criteria, uninsured or under-insured, you may qualify for assistance through the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
More information about NBCF and how to qualify >>

Age 50 to 64 – 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 a free mammogram.
More Information and how to qualify >>

All Ages – Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida
Free mammograms are available through a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South Florida Affiliate. This grant is administered by the Martin Memorial Diagnostic Center and the Florida Community Health Center, Fort Pierce.
For more information and how to qualify >>

All Ages – 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.

The Diagnostic Radiology Center of the Treasure Coast                                               Offers a special price of $100 for digital mammograms for their patients without insurance at their St. Lucie West and Fort Pierce Offices.

Martin Memorial Diagnostic Centers
Martin Memorial Diagnostic Centers on E. Ocean Blvd in Stuart, and at SLW offer special self-pay rates for those who are uninsured. Cash rates only and collected at time of service. Call quote line for any other information (772) 223-5945 Ext. 5623

Midtown Imaging                                                                                                                 Provides reduced cost mammograms, ultrasounds for uninsured women in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Area. Additional Services Provided Include: Additional views and screening breast with implants. Payment is due at the time of service; however they will work with clients by providing a payment plan in hardship situations.
Contact: Marsha Laden (561) 748-7477 Ext: 4533

Eligibility: Must have prescription for a doctor for a breast screening. Payment is due at the time of service; however they will work with clients by providing a payment plan in hardship situations.
345 Jupiter Lake Blvd,Ste 204
Jupiter, Florida 33458

Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

Woman2Woman funds and coordinates breast screenings to eligible individuals. Screenings include: Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms. Depending on eligibility status, mammograms will be provided at no cost or at a reduced rate. 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.

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.

YWCA
Offers ENCOREplus breast and cervical cancer program that provides outreach, education and screening mammograms to women who are most in need and lack access to breast health services.
1-202-467-0801
or contact your local YWCA. www.ywca.org

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