If you do not have insurance or have an insurance plan with a high deductible, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help cover recommended breast screening and services.
Arkansas Department of Health’s BreastCare Program
BreastCare is a program for Arkansas women funded with state and federal funds. BreastCare covers screening and diagnostic imaging/testing for those who qualify:
- Resident of Arkansas
- 40-64 years old and need breast cancer services or under 40 years old with breast symptoms
- Do not have health insurance (including Medicaid or Medicare)
- Meet criteria for financial barrier (Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level)
Visit the Arkansas Department of Health or call your local Arkansas health department to find out if you are eligible for BreastCare services. Breast MRI is also covered under specific circumstances.
Washington County Health Department 479-521-8181, ext 5 for (Women’s Health)
Washington Regional’s No Excuses
No Excuses is a program through the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home. Contact the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Cancer Support Home at 479-404-2162 for more information.
- Overnight lodging
- Wig and prosthesis boutique
- Breast and women’s health navigation
- Cancer Help Fund
- Support groups
- Early detection cancer screenings
- Diagnostic testing
American Breast Cancer Foundation
The American Breast Cancer Foundation provides assistance with screening and diagnostic imaging for those who qualify.
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
Another program that provides free screening mammograms to uninsured or underinsured, is the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
- Assist with the cost of a screening mammogram for anyone under 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.
- Provide financial assistance for cancer patients for non-medical costs.
- Online Application
Organizations that provide other types of assistance
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Helpline:
- Arkansas Cancer Coalition Resource Directory:
- American Cancer Society:
- For a more complete list of resources, please see the Arkansas Department of Health’s Your Cancer Resource Guide.