Resources

A list of San Antonio nonprofit area breast cancer resources for the uninsured and underinsured follows.  A booklet of all area resources, compiled by Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation, is available upon request at edale28@aol.com.

Where to Get Mammograms and Breast Exams
Financial Assistance
Overall Help and Resources
Support Groups
Grants

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

YWCA: Provides screening mammograms through its grant funding; 314 N. Hackberry, Ste. 101 and 503 Castroville Rd; (210) 228-9922, ext. 245

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)

Offers numerous breast cancer resources, including education, bras,  wigs, exercise classes and support groups; 12521 Nacogdoches, Suite 101; (210) 654-7900

Financial Assistance

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

Support Groups

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, semanuelka@yahoo.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