Screening

FORCE does not provide financial assistance. However, we are happy to share these resources. Contact the following organizations to learn about your eligibility. 

General Cancer 

  • Federally qualified health centers (“Community Health Centers”) are a resource for anyone who needs financial assistance with their health and preventive care. 
  • Hill-Burton facilities provide free or reduced-cost health services not covered by a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid to those with limited income.
  • Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for people with Medicare.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation provides case managers who help identify financial assistance programs and resources.
  • Planned Parenthood provides a variety of services including breast exams, pelvic exams, cancer screenings and more, whether or not you have insurance.
  • Many state and local health departments provide free or low-cost cancer screenings to residents with limited income. 

Breast Cancer 

Colon Cancer 

Tips for finding assistance

If your health insurer denies coverage of your cancer screening, visit the Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance.

Many hospitals and oncology practices have nurse navigators, social workers or financial counselors who can help identify financial assistance and other resources.

Additional local and state resources may be available.