Breast Health
Assistance Program

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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 fill out the request form below and one of our patient navigators will contact you about getting started.

Patient Navigation

Meet your Patient Navigators, an integral part of Michelle’s Place and someone who can help streamline care through and around barriers in the complex and overwhelming cancer care system. That focused care includes 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.

Comfort Items

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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.

Haircuts

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If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, hair loss is 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 Melissa at (951) 699-5455 or email [email protected]

Look Good...Feel Better

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Michelle's Place is proud to be a host location for the Look Good...Feel Better® Program offered Monthly at Michelle's Place. "Look Good...Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment."

This is a program helps you deal with your appearance and how to look your best while undergoing cancer treatment.  For more information on the LGFB program, go to the website at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Register for this program by calling ACS at 800-227-2345 and tell them you want to attend the class at the Michelle's Place location!

Lymphedema Sleeve Fittings

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Lymphedema may be a side-effect of breast cancer treatments and can be managed through the use of therapy and compression sleeves. Michelle’s Place facilitates lymphedema sleeve fittings by appointment only.

If you feel you could benefit from a lymphedema sleeve, contact Cheryl at (951) 699-5455 or email [email protected]

"I had such an amazing experience with Heather 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