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On this page you will see breast and cervical cancer screening resources, diagnostic exams resources, organizations that help locate breast and cervical screenings, benefit programs, educational materials, support agencies, benefit programs, and organizations that help with prescriptions.

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Florida Department of Health of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Florida Department of Health bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Possible Screening Resources
Referral Resources and Information
Benefit Programs and Insurance Plans
Educational Materials and Support Agencies
Assistance with Medications

Possible Screening Resources

Call your local County Health Department, hospitals, qualified health centers or federally funded clinics to see if clinical breast exams, Pap tests, and mammograms are available.
www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information on the CDC Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program sites as well as health materials on breast and cervical cancer. 1-800-232-6348
www.CDC.gov/cancer/nbccedp

Susan G. Komen For The Cure
Susan G. Komen For The Cure has funding for Breast Cancer Screenings in some Florida cities as well as information on breast cancer and events. 1-877-465-6636
www.komen.org

The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund
The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has services in some Florida cities that provide breast screenings, assistance with medications, and transportation assistance for medically underserved women. Search for "Florida" in the "Find a funded program" link. 1-212-244-5368
www.avonbreastcare.org

American Breast Cancer Foundation, Key To Life Program
American Breast Cancer Foundation, Key To Life Program provides individuals in need with financial assistance for mammograms and diagnostic testing. Also offers help with medication, wigs, and other resources. 1-877-539-2543
www.abcf.org

The National Center for Farmworkers Health
The National Center for Farmworkers Health operates a toll free bilingual health information and referral service. The Call For Health Program can provide assistance in locating health care and can provide some financial assistance once all other resources have been exhausted. Email: info@ncfh.org or call 1-800-377-9968
www.ncfh.org

CancerCare
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services including referrals for financial assistance, insurance co-pays, medications, as well as information on cancer. Email: info@cancercare.org or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
www.cancercare.org

Clinical Trials
Clinical trials may be available in your area. 1-800-584-9976
www.floridacancertrials.com

National Cancer Institute
Learn more about clinical trials, the potential benefits, processes, care costs and more. 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

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Referral Resources and Information

Volunteer Health Services Program
The Florida Department of Health has a Volunteer Health Services Program with statewide coordinators that help locate quality healthcare for medically underserved and underinsured residents. For more information locating the coordinator in your area, call 1-888-419-3456 or visit the website:
www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has a website that has information on health conditions, health insurance and health care provider locations. 1-888-419-3456
www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society has staffed health professionals that are available 24 hours a day to provide information to cancer patients and their families. They provide information on many cancer topics, day to day help and emotional support. 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
www.cancer.org

211
211, an information and referral service sponsored by the United Way, is available in many areas throughout Florida and can share with you, information on services available in your community.
www.211.org

The Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of a life threatening or debilitating disease. They also have a program that provides co-pay assistance to insured Americans who qualify as well as several other programs. 1-800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org


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Benefit Programs and Insurance Plans

The Florida Department of Children and Families
The Florida Department of Children and Families has information on several medical assistance programs and other benefits. They also have a list of many other services that are available in Florida. 1-866-762-2237
www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess

Additional helpful information may be available at Medicaid Options. 1-866-454-3959
www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

The Department of Elder Affairs
The Department of Elder Affairs is the primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs for older adults over the age of 60. The Department's website lists the services available to the seniors in this state including health insurance information. Email: information@elderaffairs.org  or call 850-414-2000
www.elderaffairs.state.fl.us

The Florida Department of Financial Services
The Florida Department of Financial Services, Consumer Assistance Division can answer general insurance and financial questions through a toll-free helpline. They will be able to verify what your health insurance should cover and the deductibles involved.
1-877-693-5236

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Educational Materials and Support Agencies

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has many educational materials on cancer and cancer screenings.  
1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
www.cancer.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inside Knowledge Campaign
The Inside Knowledge Campaign raises awareness of five main types of gynecological cancer so women can recognize the warning signs and seek medical care.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute has information on many types of cancers and screening guidelines. There are many educational booklets and fact sheets available to print or order.
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
www.nci.nih.gov

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered is a resource for women whose family history or genetic status puts them at high risk of getting breast and/or ovarian cancer, and for members of families in which this risk is present. For information call 1-954-255-8732 or e-mail: info@facingourrisk.org
www.facingourrisk.org

Gilda's Club
Gilda's Club is an online resource offering support for those living with cancer and their families. For information call 1-888-GILDA-4-U (1-888-445-3248), email: info@gildasclub.org or visit the website:
www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org

National Lymphedema Network
National Lymphedema Network provides information on the prevention and management of lymphedema. Included are listings of support groups and treatment centers. 1-800-541-3259
www.lymphnet.org

Sisters Network, Inc.
Sisters Network, Inc. is a national African American breast cancer survivors organization, which provides on line support as well as several support groups in Florida and promotes cancer prevention programs. 1-866-781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.org

The Hill-Burton Foundation
The Hill-Burton Foundation is a government program that helps with services for those who are under-insured, un-insured, or cannot afford to pay for the services needed. Enrolled facilities that receive funds via this program have to commit to free treatment of a certain percentage of people who cannot pay. 1-800-638-0742
www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/

The Right To Know Campaign
The Right to Know Campaign goal is to raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening among women living with a physical disability in Florida. The University of Florida was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate this health communications campaign. The campaign has many resource materials available for the public as well as medical facilities. 352-273-5102
www.rtk.phhp.ufl.edu

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Assistance with Medications

Florida Discount Prescription Drug Card
Florida Discount Prescription Drug Card is available for those needing prescription assistance. This program might not cover all medical procedures or other charges. TTY users: 1-866-763-9630. Main number: 1-866-341-8894
www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying individuals with low or no cost prescription aid. 1-888-477-2669
www.pparx.org

Wal-Mart and Target Pharmacies
There may also be assistance through the Low-Cost Prescription Programs at Wal-Mart and Target Pharmacies. Under these programs, certain generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages cost $4 or $10 for a 30-day supply and $10 or $24 for a 90-day supply. Program details and the drug lists can be obtained at the pharmacies or on their websites:
www.walmart.com/pharmacy
www.target.com

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