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Paying for Cancer Screening and Prevention

Locate medical experts and find information on insurance coverage and financial assistance for risk management, treatment and follow up care.

Paying for breast cancer screening in men

National expert guidelines recommend that men with a BRCA mutation undergo clinical breast exam beginning at age 35. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of a clinical breast exam for men with a BRCA1, BRCA2 or other inherited mutation linked to increased breast cancer risk in men. If your insurance company denies these services, visit our health insurance appeals page for information on insurance appeals.  

Federally qualified health centers (also called “Community Health Centers”) can be a resource to anyone who needs financial assistance with their healthcare journey. Their mission is to provide care regardless of ability to pay. They often are the most knowledgeable about which other providers and organizations in their local community offer services at discounts, sliding fee scales, etc.  Their main focus is providing prevention services such as screenings.

All of the centers must provide access to mental health services and many provide access to general living assistance programs (energy assistance, child care assistance, housing assistance, etc.) 

Updated 12/23/2016

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