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Mammogram Programs in Pennsylvania

woman-bench-stand-by-blonde-157622 ResizedWhen it comes to breast cancer, early detection of the disease is crucial for the best chance of survival and remission. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that checks for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms. According to the American Cancer Society, women ages 40-44 should have the choice to start screening every year if they choose, women ages 45-54 should get a mammogram every year, and women ages 55 and older should get mammograms every 2 years. Under the Affordable Care Act, approved plans must offer mammograms every 1-2 years for women over 40 at no charge. But what about those who are covered under plans that don’t meet ACA requirements, or those who have no insurance at all? In Pennsylvania, there are two programs that offer free or low-cost mammograms to those who qualify. The eligibility requirements vary, so we encourage you to call for more information even if you think you don’t qualify. If you have not had a mammogram for cost/insurance reasons, reach out today so you can start getting screened. Mammogram Voucher ProgramServices: Screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast sonograms, clinical breast examinations Eligibility Requirements: Must be uninsured or unable to meet copays or deductibles; must reside in Central or Western Pennsylvania; those who have symptoms or have a close relative who has been diagnosed with premenopausal breast cancer may also qualify.Contact Information: 1-888-687-0505Healthy Woman ProgramServices: Mammograms, clinical breast examinations, pelvic exams, Pap tests, follow-up diagnostic tests for abnormal screening resultsEligibility Requirements: Age 40-64; must reside in Pennsylvania; gross household income must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level; uninsured or underinsured women are eligible for free screeningsContact Information: 1-800-215-7494

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