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How do you get a free mammogram in Florida?

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Florida provides free mammograms through its Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, according to the Florida Department of Health. Patients should call their local county health departments or the American Cancer Society National Hotline at 800-227-2345 to determine whether they qualify. Volusia County's health department offers free mammograms to women ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured, according to AidPage.com. YES! to Mammograms and the United Order True Sisters offer free mammograms to uninsured Brevard County residents.

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As of 2015, Florida's Osceola County Council on Aging Women's Breast Health Initiative provides free screening and diagnostic mammograms for low-income uninsured county residents between 40 and 49 years old, explains AidPage.com. The Florida Hospital Komen Breast Care program offers free screening and diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for the same category of women. Patients must have a physician's prescription and call 407-303-7341 for an appointment under the Komen program. The Seminole County Health Department provides free clinical breast exams and mammograms for uninsured and underinsured low-income women between 50 and 64 years of age who live in Orange, Lake and Seminole counties. Appointments are available at 407-665-3700.

Uninsured and underinsured women within certain income guidelines can receive free mammograms through Libby's Legacy by calling 407-898-1991, notes AidPage.com. Women can call the Susan G. Komen breast care help line at 877-465-6636 for affiliate screening locations in specific areas throughout Florida, according to Susan G. Komen. The YWCA also provides breast cancer screening for women needing health services access.

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