Jul 5, 2018 Program Funded by Komen North Jersey will Help Reduce Rates of Breast Cancer by 50 Percent by 2026

Together, Clara Maass Medical Center and Komen North Jersey are partnering to offer free screening mammograms, including diagnostic mammograms and biopsies, for women. Komen North Jersey, an affiliate of Susan G. Komen® has awarded a $27,448 grant to Clara Maass Medical Center to support screening, mammograms and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured women of African-American and Latino descent between the ages of 40 and 59 that reside in Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties of New Jersey. The program is designed to provide screening mammograms, and if needed, diagnostic mammograms and biopsies to 150 women through March 2019. The grant will also help to improve access to health care by providing assistance with copayments, if needed and supports the cost of a patient navigator to personally guide patients through the process of scheduling, and receiving treatment and follow-up care.

A prescription from primary care physician is required and you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are of African American or Latino decent
  • Live in Bergen, Essex, or Hudson County
  • Between ages of 40 and 59
  • Either have no insurance or insurance does not cover screening mammograms
  • Must meet income guidelines

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 973-450-2045.