8 places to get low-cost or free mammograms
Women over 40 years old should get a mammogram, an X-ray of the breast tissue, every one to two years, according to American Cancer Society.
The Affordable Care Act requires many health plans to cover mammograms for women over age 40, but if you don’t have private insurance, you can still get mammograms.
Below are some of the places where you can find low-cost or free breast cancer screening centers near you:
The CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women. Find a location here.
National Breast Cancer Foundation partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms. Click here to search for a location near you.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has affiliates in 120 cities. Search for a local affiliate here.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, many imaging centers offer reduced rates. Call your preferred center and see what options they have. You can search for a local mammography center on the FDA website.
Getting a mammogram for the first time? Click here to learn what to expect.
Looking for more breast cancer resources? Click here for more information.
Note on COVID-19 pandemic:
If you have warning signs of breast cancer, it’s important to see a doctor, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials urge patients to not put off seeing a doctor if you notice a change in your breast or underarm area.