Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in our 41-county service area. In 2016, Komen Central Indiana is investing more than $830,000 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured individuals in our community. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen Central Indiana click here.
Boone County Community Clinic
Breast Cancer Screening and Education:
Boone County Community Clinic’s breast cancer screening and education programs provide breast health education and clinical breast exams for inmates at the Boone County Jail, as well as provide clinical breast exams for uninsured and underinsured women living in Boone County. Through their network of community resources, the Boone County Community Clinic operates with the mission to provide “greater access to basic medical services to Boone County residents who have limited financial resources or health care reimbursement.”
Counties Served: Boone, Clinton
Cancer Services of East Central Indiana
“Reaching Out” Breast Health:
The Mission of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana is to provide resources for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis, as well as offer help and comfort as they navigate through their treatment and recovery. Cancer Services of East Central Indiana’s program, “Reaching Out”, is committed to ensuring that no woman in Delaware County goes without access to vital breast health services. These services include providing breast health information and screening services to medically underserved women and removing barriers to access, such as finances, transportation, language and childcare.
Counties Served: Delaware
Cancer Services of Grant County
Breast Education Screening & Survival (BESS):
Cancer Services of Grant County provides breast health education, screening, treatment assistance and survivor support to underserved women in Grant County. In addition to providing free mammograms to those who cannot afford one, the BESS program provides education and understanding of the importance of routine self-exams and mammograms. Underserved women in Grant County are provided with a completely comprehensive holistic program that removes all barriers women may face to receive screening as well as navigation throughout the entire process, even if the process includes a diagnosis of Breast Cancer. Services also include transportation, childcare and translation services as needed.
Counties Served: Grant
Clara Fairbanks Center for Women
Screening Mammograms, Diagnostic Mammograms, Ultrasounds and Diagnostic Biopsy Procedures:
Clara Fairbanks Center for Women provides screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as biopsy procedures for individuals who would otherwise not have a way to afford these services. Komen funding makes these services accessible to underserved, uninsured and low-income residents of the 11 counties served. Patient navigation services are also provided to ensure the continuum of care is completed. The desired outcomes include increased access to breast healthcare, patient navigation and education and the development of healthier communities.
Counties served: Clark, Clay, Edgar, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo
Columbus Regional Hospital
Mammography Assistance Project:
Columbus Regional Hospital’s Mammography Assistance project provides digital screening mammograms for a nominal fee to women who are considered ineligible for government assistance based on income. The program also provides a bilingual navigator for Hispanic/Latino women women needing additional diagnostic or treatment procedures. Women who qualify for Mammogram Assistance Program (MAP) have household incomes too high to be eligible for government assistance but do not earn enough to afford screening mammograms through employee health insurance or by direct payment. MAP funds cover the clinical costs of the initial screenings, while the Center’s nurses, mammography technologists, and office staff donate their time and expertise toward the effort. Columbus Regional hospital promises to work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to resolve any barriers and obstacles that are preventing getting care that’s needed.
Counties served: Bartholomew, Brown, Johnson
EMBRACE – Patient Navigation, Provider Education & Expanded Spanish Interpretation Service:
EMBRACE allows women to receive supportive services through a holistic approach, strengthening their ability to adjust to life with cancer. It is the mission and goal of Eskenazi Health’s EMBRACE program to ease the burden of the fight against cancer for the women whose lives are touched by breast cancer. Provided services include patient navigation, bilingual outreach and recruitment within the Latina community. In addition, Navigators facilitate training at nine community health centers to educate providers on the importance of early detection. Additional services include individual counseling and crisis intervention, financial, prescription and transportation assistance, health screenings, breast prostheses and bras and legal services.
Counties Served: Marion
Gennesaret Free Clinic
Women’s Health Initiative:
Gennesaret Free Clinic is a healthcare pillar in the community that serves the homeless and works with quality healthcare. Gennesaret Free Clinic is often the first point of access to the health care system for many homeless and low-income individuals. In order to better serve the patient population, GFC takes its services to the people at times and places that are convenient for them to access.
Counties Served: Marion
Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation
Andis Women’s Clinic:
The Andis Women’s Clinic serves at-risk and uninsured or underinsured women in Hancock County through a variety of programs and services. Programs provide community members with information to assist in making informed decisions regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for breast cancer. The program benefits women who have little or no health insurance, or who otherwise couldn’t afford a mammogram screening. Services include patient navigation, boutique services, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies.
Counties Served: Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, Rush, Shelby
Marion County Breast Health Outreach and Screening Assistance:
This program will better engage women in the breast cancer continuum of care through screening mammography appointment reminders, financial and transportation assistance, insurance enrollment assistance and access to weekend screening appointments. As a result of Komen funding, HealthNet expects an additional 200 low-income Marion County women will receive screening mammograms this year. Of those with abnormal screening results, 75% will receive diagnostic services within 30 days or less of referral date. The program also set a goal to increase the number of Marion County women who have had a mammogram screening within the last 24 months by 3 percent.
County served: Marion
Indiana State University
ISU Genetic Counseling Center at Union Hospital:
ISU provides genetic counseling services and testing to individuals who would not otherwise be able to receive these services. The Genetic Counseling Clinic serves low-income, underserved patients in eight Komen-funded counties who have been referred to the clinic by their doctor as a result of having a personal or family history of breast cancer. The on-site licensed genetic counselor will counsel with patients and if warranted, genetic testing will be provided, along with follow-up consultations as needed.
Counties served: Clark, Clay, Edgar, Madison, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo
Interlocal Community Action Program
Mammogram Assistance Program:
ICAP Mammogram Assistance Program seeks to provide breast health services to women who are uninsured or lack the resources to pay for these services. The program will serve rural areas, as well as Latina/Hispanic and African American populations. Community education is a priority, as the program recognizes there is a direct correlation between increased knowledge and an increase in those seeking services. Key activities will include free screenings, educational programs and collaboration with the medical community to identify those in need of services.
Counties Served: Delaware, Henry, Rush
Learning Network of Clinton County
(765) 659-6380 or (765) 296-3511
Reducing Breast Health Disparities for Latina Women in Clinton County:
The program enables health advocates within the local Latina community to educate about health, advocate for healthy behaviors and prevention and assist Latinas in accessing health resources within the community. “Promotoras de Salud” will serve as a bridge to ensure that minority and low-income women have access to the same healthcare opportunities. Partnering with St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital, the program offers a pathway for breast health screening. The bilingual Promotoras program will also help women connect to a continuum of care when additional diagnostic tests or follow-up treatment is required.
County served: Clinton
Little Red Door Cancer Agency
Breast Cancer Assistance Program:
Little Red Door Cancer Agency provides clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, consultations and patient navigation to women who are living at or below poverty level and are uninsured or underinsured. In addition to mammography screening services, Little Red Door works to “fill in the gaps” for clients by providing basic information about cancer health, the importance of timely follow-up, and community resources to help meet basic needs before, during and after treatment. Services include, but are not limited to, providing contact and program information for local and national resources that help address basic needs such as transportation, support, rent/utilities, treatment coverage, food and more.
Counties Served: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby
Rush Memorial Hospital
Decreasing Late Stage Diagnosis through Patient Navigation, Screenings, Diagnostics & Treatment Support:
Rush Memorial Hospital serves to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages by providing mammograms, clinical breast exams and ultrasounds for women who are uninsured or underinsured within the Rush country service area. Komen Central Indiana funding enables Rush County Hospital to provide no-cost screening mammograms in addition to providing educational materials to emphasis the importance of breast health and screenings.
Counties Served: Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Shelby
YWCA of Greater Lafayette
Women’s Cancer Program:
The purpose of YW Women’s Health is to mobilize low-income uninsured or underinsured women to make breast health a life-long habit in West Central Indiana counties. The YWCA Women’s Cancer Program strives to eliminate inequities in health care experienced by many women by removing barriers to access and promoting effective community-based outreach, education and referrals to appropriate clinical services. The program provides screenings for breast and cervical cancers at no charge for uninsured and underinsured women. Screenings include mammograms, breast ultrasounds, biopsies, Pap tests, pelvic exams and colposcopies.
Counties Served: Boone, Clay, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Howard, Montgomery, Parke, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion and Vigo