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Financial Assistance Programs

Among females, breast cancer is diagnosed more than any other form of cancer. According to American Cancer Society statistics, females 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.

Summa Screens

Summa Screens is a cancer screening program that provides free mammograms, breast ultrasounds, surgical consults and closed breast biopsies to low-income, uninsured or underinsured females and males. Financial support is provided by the Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation, The Kent Area (OH) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated and through private donors. Professionals at Summa Health System perform the actual tests.

Call 888.616.2735 at any time to leave your contact information. A Summa Health professional will return your call and assist you with the qualifying process.

Once qualified to receive free breast services, 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, your breast services will be scheduled after a confirmed appointment with your new physician.

To confirm eligibility or to schedule a free mammogram or ultrasound, call 888.616.2735.

*Also perform diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Northeast Region Program

Ohio’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Northeast Region program is a statewide, high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic testing and case management program offered at no cost to eligible women in Ohio.

Based on age, the services include:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests 
  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms 
  • Diagnostic testing, including ultrasound and biopsy
  • MRI
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Gynecologic consultation
  • And more

Females are eligible for this program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Ohio
  • Live in households with income less than 200 percent of the poverty level
  • Have no insurance

Determining your eligibility takes only a few minutes over the phone. Ideally, clients are enrolled in the program before any imaging or testing is completed. But patients can enroll at the imaging center and/or at the surgeon consultation office prior to a scheduled biopsy.

Many of Summa Health’s physicians, including primary care, family practice and general surgeons, participate in Ohio’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Northeast Region program.

To learn more, click here or call 330.926.5750.


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