St. Martin Hospital Offering Free Breast Screening Mammograms
Through a grant funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Martin Hospital will be able to offer free breast screening mammograms for women.
The grant money, totaling $74,988, will be used to try to provide at least 300 free mammograms.
Bryan Laperouse, Intertim CEO atSt. MartinHospital, says,
"By increasing the number of mammograms, we expect to increase the number of breast cancer diagnoses at an earlier stage."
Here are the qualifications:
- Women between 40 and 64 years old, or women between 21-39, with a first-degree family history of breast cancer
- Women with an income at or less than 200% of the 2015 national poverty level (an annual income of $23,540 or less, or $1,961 per month for a family of one)
- Women who do NOT have Medicare Part B and/or Medicaid
You must have a prescription for your mammogram, but if you need help with that you are encouraged to call (337) 507-1209. Make sure you mention “Susan G. Komen grant” when calling about the free mammogram.