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. Mammogram assistance is available from various sources.
BreastCare is a program for Arkansas women funded with state, federal, and Susan G. Komen funds. You may be able to get a free mammogram and Pap test if you:
- are 40-64 years old
- do not have health insurance (including Medicaid or Medicare)
- have a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
- live in Arkansas
Visit the Arkansas Dept. of Health to find out if you are eligible for BreastCare services. You’ll find a brief form you can fill out and submit to determine eligibility.
MRI Financial Assistance Programs
Right Action for Women, an initiative founded by actress Christina Applegate, offers a national financial assistance program for young women at high risk for breast cancer to gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening.
Together with the Cancer Support Community and Patient Services, Inc. (PSI),
Right Action for Women has created a partnership to bring financial support to young women who are facing the risk of breast cancer as a result of a family history or a genetic predisposition.
If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation, you are eligible to apply regardless of insurance status.
To get started, call PSI toll-free at 1-800-366-7741 or apply online.