Central Vermont Medical Center received a generous grant in the amount of $46,675 from the Vermont/New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The grant focuses on breast care awareness, screening and diagnostic mammograms, and helping women get insured. |
CVMC has partnered with the People's Health and Wellness Clinic to offer several free Women's Clinics for uninsured women. The next two will be held on Wednesday, July 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are by appointment only and women should call 802-479-1229. Limited funds are available for child care and transportation expenses.
The clinic will provide women with a physical exam, pap test, breast exam, pelvic exam, health education, and referrals for mammograms and specialty care. A social worker will be present to advise women about health insurance and provider assistance.
In addition to funding the Women's Clinics, the Komen grant pays for screening and diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds. CVMC has a Patient Navigator who works with women to access these funds and to remove any barriers to getting the breast care they need when they need it. The Patient Navigator also discusses insurance options with women and makes referrals to the Vermont Department of Health's Ladies First program, which covers mammograms and other women's health services.
Anyone needing assistance to pay for a mammogram should call Patient Navigator Theresa Lever at 802-225-5449.
A woman should have her health care provider order the mammogram. It can be scheduled for a time that is convenient for the patient, including early evening and Saturday. If she does not currently have a provider, she can contact the CVMC Patient Navigator to help make this arrangement.
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