Breast health programs help women get the care they need

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in Missouri. Screening allows us to detect breast cancer earlier, improving patient survival. SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital offers a program to help cover the cost of screening for women who are unable to afford a mammogram, including patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

You may be eligible for a free screening mammogram through a grant from Susan G. Komen Missouri or the Show Me Healthy Women program. In addition, financial assistance is available if you have a breast concern (lump, nipple discharge, changes in your breasts). These programs also cover the cost of clinical breast exams and breast health education.

Patients must meet certain guidelines for eligibility. These include:

  • Screening mammogram for women ages 40-64
  • Women of any age who are currently experiencing breast problems
  • Women who are uninsured or underinsured
  • Must meet income guidelines

To determine if you qualify, please call (314) 268-7038.