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SVH: Mammography for Low-income Women

SVH Offers Mammography Program for Low-Income Women

Nearly 40, 000 women in the United States will die from breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer attacks women in all socioeconomic levels of society, but it is often those without adequate health insurance and/or income who aren’t diagnosed until it is too late.

Simi Valley Hospital’s “Every Woman Counts” program gives lower-income, uninsured women an opportunity to receive a free or low-cost clinical breast examination and mammogram at the hospital’s Nancy Reagan Breast Center, as well as treatment, if needed.

In order to qualify, women must meet the following criteria:

  • 40 years old or older
  • Low income
  • No insurance or Medi-Cal, or insurance with prohibitively high co-pays for mammography

The process begins with an application. All information on the application is kept private, and the applicant does not have to show proof of income or citizenship. Services are available in English and Spanish.

“Every Women Counts” is a California State-funded program for the women of Ventura County. For more information about “Every Woman Counts” or to make an appointment to apply for the program, please call (800) 511-2300.

Posted 7/31/03