Free Mammograms for Un- and Under-insured Women

Awareness and early detection are key in the fight against breast cancer. The Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative is a patient navigation program. We offer free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to those who are 40 years and older and uninsured or under-insured.

Breast cancer awareness

Services

Are you…? 

  • 40 years of age or older 
  • Uninsured 
  • Under-insured

The Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative provides free: 

  • Screening mammograms
  • Diagnostic mammograms
  • Breast ultrasounds
  • Breast biopsies

We believe everyone should have access to breast screenings. We offer support services including:

  • Patient navigation services and breast health education 
  • Referrals for free cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services
  • Assistance connecting with a health insurance enrollment specialist 
  • In-person language interpreters at appointments as needed
  • Public transportation tokens to assist in getting to and from appointments

Our services are available at every Penn Medicine location.

Make an Appointment

Patients:

To learn more or make an appointment, please call Andrea Nicholson at 215-454-3217.

Penn Providers:

To refer a patient, please send an EPIC message to Andrea Nicholson.

Non-Penn Providers:

To refer a patient, please complete the referral form and fax it to Andrea Nicholson at 215-829-8454. Please include the patient's medical script (if available).

Team

Ari D. Brooks, MD
Co-Director

Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACS
Co-Director

Andrea Nicholson, MPH
Patient Navigator and Program Manager

A Valuable Partnership

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Healthy Woman Program support the Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative. 

Resources

Learn more about our program.

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