Our Breast Health Assistance program provides access to free to low-cost diagnostic breast health services to eligible women. Since breast cancer is generally treated on an outpatient basis, clients are often in need of direction during the treatment process and benefit greatly from outpatient care coordination services. The Breast Health Assistance program provides each client a patient navigator who will act as a personal coordinator throughout participation in the program. The patient navigator's mission is to interact with the client and the provider team to coordinate client care.
Your patient navigator will work with you to solve problems and can help when you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and you need information quickly. They can help when you feel overwhelmed with information or by the administrative and insurance burdens of managing your illness. At Michelle’s Place, you are not alone. Your navigator is dedicated to coordinating your medical care, getting you the help you need, and working with your family. The navigators will act as a guide and support system for you and find the resources you need.
The Breast Health Assistance program is a component of our detection services and includes:
• Education on breast cancer prevention, early detection, the disease process, and treatment
• Patient navigation assistance through the process – anything from lending a listening ear, modalities and psychosocial issues, and medical coordination services to provide free wigs, prosthesis, and other comfort items a woman might need.
• Access and referrals to community resources.
• Basic needs resources including financial assistance, in-home services and meals.
To qualify for enrollment in the Breast Health Assistance program, each candidate needs to be assessed to determine the best source for assistance needed. If you feel you are in need of the Breast Health Assistance program, please fill out the request form below and one of our Navigators will get in contact with you about getting started.