South Lake County women who cannot afford a mammogram or other diagnostic breast examinations may be eligible to receive them for free or at a reduced cost at South Lake Hospital as a result of a grant from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida.
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CLERMONT, Fla. (June 5, 2015) - South Lake County women who cannot afford a mammogram or other diagnostic breast examinations may be eligible to receive them for free or at a reduced cost at South Lake Hospital as a result of a grant from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida.
The Komen Central Florida grant will help South Lake Hospital increase awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and provide free screening mammograms and subsequent diagnostic exams if needed to those aged 40-49 with income at or below 200% of the poverty level.
The screening mammograms and other diagnostic services are provided by the Centre for Women’s Health at South Lake Hospital. Patients will need to show proof they reside in south Lake County, have financial need (income at or below 200% poverty level) and a script/order from a physician for the test. Additionally any prior mammogram films are required (unless this is the patient’s first mammogram).
To see if you qualify, call 352.536.8778. Free screening mammograms and follow-up diagnostic exams are available as funding allows. To make a donation to the South Lake Hospital Foundation, call 352.394.4071, ext. 4406, ext. 4455 or visit www.southlakehospital.com and click on the Philanthropy page.
About LiveWell South Lake Hospital Campus:
The LiveWell South Lake Hospital Campus includes the 170-bed non-profit hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, Centre for Women’s Health, LiveWell Fitness Center, National Training Center, South Lake Endoscopy Center, South Lake Surgery Center, SkyTop View Rehabilitation Center and campus partners Special Olympics Florida, Brandy Johnson Global Gymnastics and several medical office buildings. South Lake Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the South Lake community since 1947 and employs 1,300 employees and has over 200 physicians on its medical staff. The campus focuses on preventative healthcare through health, sports and fitness programming.