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Summa Screens

Who?
Summa Screens is a cancer screening program that provides free mammograms and breast ultrasounds to low-income, uninsured or underinsured women. Financial support is provided by the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, Inc. and through private donors. Professionals at Summa Health System perform the actual tests.

What?
Most women age 65 or older qualify for free mammograms through Medicare. Any woman interested in the program is encouraged to call to learn more about the qualification process. Women younger than 40 may be eligible for a mammogram if they are experiencing symptoms or if close relatives have/had breast cancer. Women in need of a diagnostic mammogram and/or breast ultrasound will be qualified on a case-by-case basis. Qualification is based on individual income, but financial documentation is not required.

When?
Call at any time to leave your contact information. A Summa professional will return your call and assist you with the qualifying process. Calls will be returned between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Why?
Understanding the importance of breast screenings – self and clinical exams – is very important. Among women, breast cancer is diagnosed more than any other form of cancer.

According to American Cancer Society statistics, women with low incomes or without health insurance are less likely to receive mammograms. This lack of access results in decreased early detection and survival rates.

How?
Once qualified to receive a free mammogram, all you have to do is confirm you have a physician to ensure full understanding of the results. If you don’t have a physician, we can refer you to community agencies that can assist you.

If you need a referral, you can receive your free mammogram and/or ultrasound if needed after a confirmed appointment with your new physician.

Where?
Breast screenings can be scheduled at any of the following locations:

Summa Breast and Imaging Center
(Summa Akron City Hospital campus)
95 Arch Street, Suite G-50
Akron, OH 44304

Summa Health Center at Cuyahoga Falls
1860 State Rd., Suite B
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Summa Health Center at Green
3838 Massillon Rd., Suite 300
Uniontown, OH 44685

Summa Health Center at Lake Medina
3780 Medina Rd., Suite 130
Medina, OH 44256

Summa Health Center at Western Reserve
(Near the Summa Wellness Institute)
5655 Hudson Dr., Suite 200
Hudson, OH 44236

Summa Health Center at White Pond
1 Park West Blvd., Suite 130
Akron, OH 44320

Diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds are performed at the Summa Breast and Imaging Center and at Summa Health Center at Lake Medina.

Please don't hesitate to call! To confirm eligibility or to schedule a free mammogram or ultrasound, call (330) 375-7300.