Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. Having regular mammograms helps reduce your risk. A mammogram takes only about 20 minutes, and most women say it is only a little uncomfortable.
Our trained bilingual staff will answer all of your questions about the mammogram. Both Medicaid and most private insurance companies cover 100% of mammography. Qualifying uninsured women may also be able to receive the mammogram at no charge.
If the mammogram detects anything abnormal, you may need to have a diagnostic mammogram. Our women’s health case managers will support you throughout this process.
Uninsured women with a recent diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer submit a ‘fast track’ application to get Medicaid coverage for treatment. VNA staff will assist you with this if it is needed.
If you’re already coming to VNA for your regular women’s physical, your healthcare provider will order the test when you need it.
Illinois Breast And Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP)
IBCCP offers eligible women:
- Free Breast And Pelvic Exams
- Free Pap Tests
- Free Mammograms
VNA is the lead agency for IBCCP in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee and Will counties.