The Bay Area Oncology Fund, recognizing the increased number of women without insurance, has dedicated $10,000 to support the free breast cancer screening program. In addition, the screening program will be available for the entire year for women who qualify.
The program is open to women who live in Marinette and Menominee counties and have no health insurance.
Women between the ages of 35 and 40 who qualify for the program are eligible for 1 free mammogram. Women who are 40 to 50 years old who qualify for the program are able to have 1 free mammogram every other year. Women over age 50 who qualify for the program are eligible for a free mammogram every year.
Over the past 11 years, more than 2,500 local women have received free mammograms through this program. Qualified women can schedule their free mammogram by contacting Bay Area Medical Center (BAMC) Women's Health Center or NorthReach Crivitz Medical Center.
With the addition of same-day mammography results at BAMC, women no longer have to wait for (and worry about) their test results. Women who have abnormal results will meet with a nurse navigator who will explain the test results. If further services are needed, the nurse navigator will assist women with scheduling those services immediately.
Breast cancer affects a woman's mind, body and spirit. That's why BAMC connects you with a personal nurse navigator to guide your journey through physical and emotional healing. You'll have someone who will listen, hold your hand, answer questions and offer advice every step of the way. It's just another way the Women's Health Center at BAMC cares for women at every age and stage of life. From prevention to diagnosis and medical or surgical care to treatment, education and support, it's the most powerful and specialized care for women in the area.
Please note: You may need a prescription from your healthcare provider when scheduling a mammogram.