Local Resources for You
The following are local programs and services that have been funded by the Southwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Additionally our Affiliate works closely with a number of breast health agencies, organizations and companies to identify all the possible resources to support a woman through her breast cancer treatment. Resources available in the Southwest Ohio area vary from getting your mammogram, identifying a breast cancer support group to even securing financial assistance as you go through your breast cancer treatment.
NOTE: After April 1st, 2014, the Affordable Care Act healthcare plans to cover a screening mammogram for women age 40 and over. Local dollars will be able to aid with diagnostic breast health services and increase financial support to find a Cure. In order to access a no-cost or low-cost preventive screening mammogram, please visit www.healthcare.gov to view options for no-cost or affordable healthcare options.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer visit the Breast Cancer Help and Hope page of our website to be connected to a wide variety of resources in your area. Serving Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indian, Breast Cancer Help and Hope is your one stop resource shop!
2018-2019 Community Health Programs
Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio affiliate is pleased to announce our 2018-20189Community Health Programs. This year, with the assistance of generous donations from the community, the Affiliate was able to award over $120,000.00 dollars to breast health programs in the Greater Cincinnati area. These important diagnostic screenings, navigation, financial assistance programs, and counseling programs target women in our community. Additionally, $150,000.00 will be awarded to a Komen sponsored Researcher specializing in Metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer research. We are currently in the process of selecting this researcher.
Community Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms:
Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education (CARE)
CARE’s Project Hoffnung (Hope) was developed to provide education about breast health, to link women with breast cancer screening services, and to address health disparities within Amish and Mennonite communities. This program strives to continue established community-based screening and education programs in Adams, Highland, and Switzerland Counties for Amish and Mennonite women. The proposed program uses the foundation of trust we currently have established over 19 years within the communities and combines a sound process and impact evaluation plan with strong community-based partnerships from the Amish and Mennonite settlements. This initiative represents an ideal collaboration between agency-based and community-led organizations to maximize resources and disseminate breast health services more widely in some of the most resource-starved settlements in Ohio.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Wellness Breast Center provides comprehensive services including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship support. This outreach program helps alleviate the costs of services for women who do not qualify for insurance plans and to cover diagnostic services primarily in the Komen Southwest Ohio service area. Women who qualify under specific financial criteria set by the provider who are also in need of additional care beyond a screening mammography will be able to access these services provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
Emergency Aid Program: Breast Cancer Patient Financial Assistance
Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program
Susan G. Komen® Southwest Ohio is proud to offer assistance to those struggling with the financial burden of breast cancer treatment through the Komen Southwest Ohio Treatment Assistance Program. This program bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. With this program, we aim to help those who are facing financial challenges by providing limited financial assistance, education and support services to low-income, underinsured or uninsured breast cancer patients throughout the Komen Southwest Ohio service area. Financial assistance is available for breast cancer treatment expenses such as oral pain medication, anti-nausea medication, oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy, child care/elder care, transportation to and from treatment, lymphedema care and supplies and durable medical equipment.
Funding through this program helps patients of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to patients who meet predetermined eligibility criteria. To learn more about this program and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
The following assistance is available for qualifying breast cancer patients:
- Assessment by an oncology social worker
- Financial assistance for:
- Oral pain and anti-nausea medication
- Oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy
- Child care/elder care
- Transportation to and from treatment
- Lymphedema care and supplies
- Durable medical equipment
- Breast cancer education
- Psychosocial support
- Information about local resources
For more information about the Komen Southwest Ohio Community Health Programs, please contact us at:
6120 South Gilmore Rd., Suite 206
Fairfield, Ohio 45014