Breast Health Assistance Program
Early detection is critical and drastically improves your chances for a successful outcome. Our Breast Health Assistance program provides access to free or low-cost diagnostic and screening breast health services to eligible men or women.
The Breast Health Assistance program includes:
- Patient Navigator assistance to guide you through the process.
- Education on breast cancer prevention, early detection, and screening.
- Assistance in facilitating ultrasounds and mammograms.
- Access and referrals to community resources.
Do I qualify for the Breast Health Assistance Program?
To qualify for enrollment in the Breast Health Assistance program, you need to be assessed to determine the best source for assistance needed. To begin your assessment for the Breast Health Assistance program, please send an email to [email protected] and one of our patient navigators will contact you about getting started.
Meet your Patient Navigators, an integral part of Michelle’s Place. They can help streamline care through the barriers faced in the complex and overwhelming health care system. A patient navigator will supply you with a survivor toolkit for tracking appointments, support service schedules, referrals to assistance programs, and an up-to-date resource list of other organizations that can assist you in paying non-medical related bills. Our navigators provide support to you from diagnosis through the treatment process and beyond. Michelle’s Place has multiple patient navigators to serve your needs, several of whom are bilingual to serve the Spanish-speaking community.
Personal Support Services
Michelle’s Place offers multiple personal support services to help you along the way.
Michelle's Place offers a range of personal comfort items that reduce the physical and emotional impact cancer and cancer treatments can have on you. Losing your hair during chemo is generally one of the most significant events that a woman faces. Michelle's Place offers new and gently used items, such as wigs, scarves and hats to help make you feel beautiful and self-confident. We are also a certified wig bank through the American Cancer Society, so we have plenty of options to choose from. We also have a variety of prosthesis, bras, and post-surgical garments to help you through your journey. All items are offered at no cost to you.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, hair loss can be an unfortunate side effect. Michelle’s Place has licensed Cosmetologists on site once a month to cut hair for cancer patients and survivors for FREE.
For clients receiving a wig, the stylist can also cut and style the wig to suit your liking. To make an appointment, call us at (951) 699-5455.
Lymphedema Sleeve Fittings
Lymphedema may be a side-effect of cancer treatments and can be managed through the use of therapy and compression sleeves. Michelle’s Place facilitates lymphedema sleeve fittings by appointment only.
"I had such an amazing experience with Heather (the stylist) when I was 'Queen for the Day.' The haircut was absolute perfection and my rebellious red streaks I adore. I love how I look. Heather is an incredibly talented person and a gifted professional. I consider her a new friend. Thank you Michelle's Place for one of the best mornings of my life."
- Michelle's Place Client