A list of San Antonio nonprofit area breast cancer resources for the uninsured and underinsured follows. In addition, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits with breast cancer. As this process can be very confusing, here is an article that explains the benefits and how to determine if you are eligible.
A booklet of all area resources, compiled by Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation, is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Get Mammograms and Breast Exams
CentroMed Clinic – Various locations; (210) 924-9254
Communicare – 1102 Barclay; (210) 434-3271
Faith Family Clinic – Provides breast examinations and referrals for screening mammograms and/or additional evaluation for patients with no health insurance. 700 S. Zarzamora; (210) 431-7380
Frank Bryant Health Care – 3066 E. Commerce; (210) 233-7000
Methodist Healthcare Ministries Clinics
- Dixon Clinic, 1954 E. Houston Street, Suite 201; (210) 527-1505
- Wesley Fitch Clinic, 1406 Fitch Street; (210) 924-5191
San Fernando Health Center
Provides breast examinations and referrals for screening mammograms and/or further evaluation for individuals with no health insurance or who are low income. 231 W. Commerce; (210) 271-9356
University Hospital System (UHS)
- Carelink: (210) 358-3350 (for eligibility of indigent services)
- Express Med: (210) 358-5510 (for women who need a breast exam by an MD)
Routine mammograms: (210) 358-3720
- Mammograms for women who have a referral to UHS from their MD: (210) 358-3836
- Abnormal breast findings requiring a diagnostic procedure: Rose Mary Grabow (210) 358-3802
Overall Help and Resources
American Cancer Society
Offers literature on cancer and prevention as well as a list of available resources, including support groups. Transportation to treatment appointments may be provided. 8115 Datapoint; (210) 614-4211
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation
Provides education, exercise and nutrition through its DIVA program, transportation and some financial assistance for insurance co-pay charges. Various locations. (210) 593-5949
SLEW (Support Lending for Emotional Well-Being)
WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing)
Provides treatment funding after a diagnosis of breast cancer for individuals who do not qualify for treatment under healthcare coverage (including grant funds); 7500 Hwy 90 West, Building 2, Ste. 240; (210) 946-9464
Breast Friends Forever: Meets 4th Monday of each month from 10:30 to11:30 AM at Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), 7979 Wurzbach Road, 5th Floor, Zeller Building Breast Clinic. Contact: Mary Jackson, RN; (210) 450-5574. Provides information and emotional support for breast cancer patients and survivors.
Keep Abreast: Meets 1st Monday of each month (2nd Monday when lst is a holiday) at Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) Grossman Library, 7979 Wurzbach Road, lst Floor, at 6 PM for patients with metastatic breast cancer or recurrence, at 7 PM for patients with early-stage breast cancer. Contact and facilitator: Suzi Emanuel, email@example.com; (210) 365-1321.
Grants and Public Awareness
Susan G. Komen Foundation, San Antonio Affiliate
The foundation’s mission is breast cancer awareness, advocacy and grant funding (210) 222-9009