Oct. 18 is The National Mammography Day and what better way to celebrate it than making sure that our breast is at its best condition by scheduling your mammogram. Which is why, if you are a Black woman over 40 or just a woman of any age that feels there is a need to check and live near Memphis, here are five places to get and schedule your free and low-cost mammogram.
Shelby County Health Department
As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is rolling, the Shelby County Health Department offers free mammograms under the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Program for all eligible women living in the Shelby County area.
As with any checkups, the department states that to complete your eligibility for the free checkup basic requirements were stipulated such as:
- You must be uninsured or underinsured
- You must be under the age of 65
- Must be a U.S. citizen or undocumented women
- Your gross income must be at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level
- You must be a resident of Tennessee
- Verbal ceclaration is also acceptable
If you’re eligible, don’t hesitate to apply and contact the Shelby County Health Department at (901) 545-8710, (901) 545-8720 or (901) 545-8722 to complete an eligibility assessment and schedule an appointment or visit their website at https://www.shelbytnhealth.com/
The the department advises all women in the county to discuss breast exams and screenings, including mammography, with their physician.
Location: 814 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, Tennessee
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women offers low cost free mammograms to women through their mobile mammography which features accessible breast care, education and resources to women. There are no eligibility requirements for the service that they offer, but, if you want to try to avail it for free, the hospital offers a grant for a free test.
One of its requirements are personal details such as availability of insurance, and annual household income. A complete list of of required information is found on the application form that can be accessed through their website. You may also call 901-226-0830.
Location: 6225 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee
Park Avenue Diagnostic Imaging
Located at 5190 Park Avenue Memphis, Park Avenue Diagnostic Imaging is among the medical centers that offers low cost mammogram for Both Breast. According to New Choice Health, Park Avenue Diagnostic Imaging offers $80 to $180 for a mammogram for both breasts. With just a click on their website, you may already book and schedule your appointment.
Location: 5190 Park Ave, Memphis, Tennessee
Ascension Medical Group Our Mission in Motion
National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms and diagnostic care services to underserved women through its National Mammography Program in partnership with medical facilities. One of its partner institutions is the Ascension Medical Organization — a mobile mammography outreach that provides 3,000 women with annual screening mammograms at their homes or places of employment.
In order to book your appointment, you may contact 615-284-6266
Location: 4220 Harding Road, Nashville, Tennessee