Together, North Ottawa Community Health System, Envision Radiology and the Grand Haven Women’s Club are making early breast cancer detection available to uninsured women and men in northwest ottawa county.
What is MammAide?
MammAide is a program that provides mammograms for women and men who do not have health insurance and would not otherwise be able to benefit from this valuable procedure. Mammography is an excellent diagnostic tool for early detection of breast cancer. However, without medical insurance, individuals often find mammography is not an option they can afford. In 2006, the Grand Haven Women’s Club formed a collaborative partnership with North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) and the physicians of Envision Radiology to meet this need in our community. MammAide is made possible by the Women’s Club with administrative and financial support from NOCHS and Envision Radiology.
Who is eligible for MammAide?
Uninsured women and men, aged 40 or older, who do not meet Medicare or Medicaid guidelines and live in Grand Haven, Grand Haven Township, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg are eligible. Special consideration is also made for those who meet the same criteria, but are UNDER the age of 40, if they have a personal or family history of breast cancer.
How do I start the process?
Applications for the MammAide program are available at the Breast Evaluation Center located in the Medical Imaging Department at NOCHS. Questions? Call the Breast Evaluation Center directly at (616) 847-5430.
About The Breast Evaluation Center at North Ottawa Community Health System
The Breast Evaluation Center (BEC) is a comprehensive diagnostic department that utilizes mammography, ultrasound and Breast MRI to evaluate the breast. Each patient has a complete breast exam and interview with a Registered Mammography Nurse. The BEC is accredited by the American College of Radiology. All exams are interpreted by the Board Certified Radiologists of Envision Radiology.
About the Grand Haven Women’s Club
Founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Since 1891, the Grand Haven Women’s Club, with membership comprised of women residing in Grand Haven and surrounding areas, has followed those traditions with a focus on timely issues such as promoting literacy, embracing equality, preserving natural resources, and supporting women’s health. The Grand Haven Women’s Club is a group with diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds united by this commitment to community.
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