Two annual grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Atlanta allows eligible women in North Fulton and several other counties to apply for free mammogram services at Northside Hospital.
On Monday, Northside announced more than $189,000 will be dedicated to mammogram screenings and breast diagnostic services at Northside locations and its mobile-mammography unit. Women ages 35 and older, who meet income requirements and have no health insurance may qualify for grant assistance with a note from their doctor.
"Northside Hospital’s breast screening and mammography service projects fill a breast healthcare disparity in the Metro Atlanta area by aiming to eliminate women’s cultural and monetary barriers to receiving breast health care," said Kelly Dolan at Komen Atlanta, in the announcement.
In a 10-year period, Komen has awarded more than $537,000 to Northside Hospital.
Patti Owen, director of oncology services at Northside, said the goal is to increase early detection. "We are grateful to Komen Atlanta for their ongoing commitment to our Breast Care Program," she said.