- What is a mammogram?
- Types of mammograms
- How is a mammogram done?
- Help with mammogram costs
- Regulation of mammography
- What does the doctor look for on a mammogram?
- Breast biopsy
- Mammogram reports – BI-RADS
- Mammograms in special circumstances
- Improving mammograms
- Other breast imaging tests
- Experimental and other breast imaging methods
- To learn more
Help with mammogram costs
Medicare, Medicaid, and all private health insurance policies created after March 23, 2010 cover screening mammogram costs. Most states also have laws that require health insurance companies to pay for all or at least part of the costs of screening mammograms. You typically pay more for diagnostic mammograms than screening ones, and the insurance coverage may be different.
Low-cost mammograms are available in most areas. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for information about facilities in your area. The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) also provides breast and cervical cancer early detection testing to women without health insurance for free or at very little cost. To learn more about this program, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-800-CDC INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit their Web site at www.cdc.gov/cancer.
Last Medical Review: 12/17/2012
Last Revised: 02/07/2013