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Breast Health Assistance

Breast cancer survival rates increase to 95% with early detection but too many cases still go undiscovered until the cancer reaches more advanced stages.

This is especially true for lower income women who do not have sufficient access to medical services. There are several state-funded programs, but the requirements to qualify for those programs eliminate many people.

Our Breast Health Assistance program, funded in part by the Susan G. Komen Inland Empire and the Breast Care Center of Temecula Valley, provides access to free or low-cost diagnostic breast health services to uninsured women.  Since breast cancer is generally treated on an outpatient basis, clients are often in need of direction during the treatment process and benefit greatly from outpatient care coordination services.  The Breast Health Assistance program provides a personal coordinator to each client enrolled in the program.  The personal coordinator's mission is to interact with the client and the provider team to coordinate client care.

The Breast Health Assistance program services include:

  • Education regarding breast cancer prevention, early detection, disease process, treatment modalities and psych-social issues
  • Patient navigation to ensure timeliness of appointments and care
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Basic needs resources including financial assistance, in-home services, meals and other support services.

To qualify and be enrolled in the Breast Health Assistance program, each candidate needs to be assessed to determine the best source for assistance needed.  Contact Michelle's Place for more information or an application.

Click here if you are interested in donating medical services in support of the Breast Health Assistance Program.

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