Published DateLACONIA — LRGHealthcare is committed to making sure every woman in our community has access to the mammography services she needs to protect her health. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, for the third year, has awarded LRGHealthcare a generous grant to support the efforts of the Mammography Bridge Program.
The Mammography Bridge was set up to provide screening mammograms to women in our community who either do not have insurance or have very high deductibles that make it difficult for them to access the mammography services they need. Through this program, women who qualify for financial guidelines have been able to receive a mammogram.
For a limited time, thanks to the NBCF's grant, The Mammography Bridge Program will continue to offer digital screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as breast ultrasounds free-of-charge to qualifying women. Once the grant funding runs out,, Mammography Bridge services will be available for a minimal fee.
"We are very excited about this grant", says LRGHealthcare Breast Health Coordinator Ginny Witkin R.N. "Between the Mammography Bridge and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, there is no reason for women in our community to let financial barriers stop them from receiving the mammography services that could save their lives."
"Women should know that we have made it easier than ever to apply for the Mammography Bridge program," says Witkin. "Now, women can apply by calling 527-7118 or 527-2992. A representative will request some basic information so that it may be submitted for a computerized approval process."
The Mammography Bridge Program is available at all of our mammography locations: Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital and Caring For Women on Main Street in Laconia. For the "Let No Women Be Overlooked Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program," go to www.lrgh.org/mammo to download an application.