Breast Health Resource Guide

Our comprehensive breast health resource guide offers a list of support services available for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as information about free or low-cost breast cancer screenings for those without health insurance. Pink Aid has generously sponsored the creation of this guide. Esta guía también está disponible en español.

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

The mission of the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is to educate, support, empower, and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals, and the community. Individual and family counseling is provided by licensed social workers and masters level social work interns. Telephone counseling is available statewide along with in-person counseling in English and Spanish. Our statewide hotline is staffed by professionally trained, supervised volunteers, all of whom are breast cancer survivors and is available 365 days a year. Comprehensive support groups (offered in English and Spanish), as well as educational programs, are available to breast cancer patients, their families, and caregivers year-round.

  • Address: Adelphi University, School of Social Work, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
  • Tel: 800-877-8077
  • Email: breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu
  • Web: http://breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/

American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • Wig Back at Winthrop Wellness Pavilion

Free synthetic and human hair wigs for women (18+) undergoing cancer treatment. No walk-ins.

  • Road to Recovery – Nassau/Suffolk County

Ambulatory cancer patients are offered ground transportation to and from cancer-related medical appointments.

Web: www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/app/resource-detail.aspx?resourceId=120962

  • Look Good Feel Better – Nassau/Suffolk County

Free two-hour workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment. The program helps improve the self-image, appearance and quality of life for patients.

Web: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

  • Hotel Lodging Program –New York City

ACS, in a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, provides free overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel far for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging.

Web: www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/patientlodging/index

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBBC)

Patient support services, education and advocacy programs for residents of the township of Babylon. The Lend a Helping Hand Program provides direct services to individuals recovering from recent breast or gynecological cancer surgery and those undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation for those cancers. Clients choose from a variety of services that include house cleaning, door-to-door transportation, financial assistance, massage therapy and child care.

  • Address: 218 North Wellwood Avenue Suite 2, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
  • Tel: 631-893-4110
  • Email: info@babylonbreastcancer.org
  • Web: www.babylonbreastcancer.org/

Breast Cancer Help, Inc.

Committed to being a resource for information, advocacy, and support in the fight against cancer on Long Island. Offers on-going support programs for cancer survivors of all types of cancers for their optimal well-being including: monthly support group, art therapy, reiki, reflexology, exercise classes and yoga.

Brentwood Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition

Offers monthly support group meetings for Latinas, and a dedicated Spanish language hotline. Provides temporary assistance and support to individuals while they are in active treatment to pay for medical bills, assist with housing costs, utilities and provide food vouchers. We assist with procurement of wigs, bras, prosthesis and lymphedema sleeves and gloves.

  • Address: P.O Box 927, Brentwood, NY 11717
  • Tel: 631-951-6908
  • Email: info@bbsbcc.org
  • Web: www.bbsbcc.org/

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center – Women’s Health & Resource Center

Through the ‘Lend a Helping Hand’ program, they offer: transportation to breast cancer-related medical appointments, a warm meal, massage therapy, salon services and financial assistance. Financial support for imaging services through Cancer Services for men and women in need of financial assistance.

CancerCare

National non-profit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer; people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. The Helping Hand online tool is a searchable, online database of financial and practical assistance available for people with cancer. Features up-to-date contact information and descriptions for hundreds of organizations offering financial help to people with cancer.

  • CancerCare- Financial Assistance Program – Nassau/Suffolk/New York City

Limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation, home care and childcare for people with all diagnoses. Financial assistance with pain and anti-nausea medication, oral hormonal medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment for people with breast cancer. Patient must have a diagnosis of cancer, be in active treatment and meet the eligibility guideline of 250% of the Federal Poverty Limit.

  • CancerCare – Wig Clinic – Nassau County

Free wigs for women undergoing breast cancer treatment in need of financial assistance.

Camp Kesem – Stony Brook University

Provides friendship, education, and support to kids who have a parent with cancer through a weeklong summer camp program and yearlong peer support.

Cancer Services Program at NUMC– Nassau County

Comprehensive cancer screening and counseling services that directs individuals to designated medical facilities like NUMC, where breast, cervical and colorectal screenings are regularly performed free of charge for women and men who qualify for eligibility. If required, additional diagnostic testing is covered. Patients must not have health care coverage or insurance must not cover the cost of cancer screening, must be in need of financial assistance and must be legal residents of the state of New York and meet the income-level and age requirements.

Cancer Services Program at Peconic Bay Medical Center– Suffolk County

Comprehensive cancer screening and counseling services that directs individuals to designated medical facilities where breast, cervical and colorectal screenings are regularly performed free of charge for women and men who qualify for eligibility. If required, additional diagnostic testing is covered. Patients must not have health care coverage or insurance must not cover the cost of cancer screening, must be in need of financial assistance and must be legal residents of the state of New York and meet the income-level and age requirements. Pink Aid’s Breast Cancer Hardship Fund provides transportation, recovery garments, wigs, groceries and financial assistance to breast cancer patients in need.

Casting for Recovery

Unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly-fishing, at no cost to participants.

  • Address: 109 East Oak St, Suite 1G, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Tel: 631-252-7195
  • Email: Info@castigforrecovery.org
  • Web: www.castingforrecovery.org

Cleaning for a Reason

House cleaner service at no charge, each person with cancer receives one general house cleaning per month for two consecutive months. Note from doctor will need to be supplied.

Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital

The mission of The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is to create and sustain a supportive network in our community for women affected by breast and gynecologic cancers. CWC focuses on education, early detection, and empowerment to bring about better health care and improved quality of life. Women on the East End of Long Island (Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island) diagnosed with breast and gynecological cancers are offered support, strength, and hope.

  • Address: 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
  • Tel: 631-726-8715
  • Email: sroden@cwcshh.org
  • Web: www.cwcshh.org/index.html

Cure Mommy’s Breast Cancer

Financial assistance, moral support, and educational information to any man, woman or child that is a resident of Long Island and in need of financial assistance while suffering the burdens of breast cancer as well as other forms of cancer. The organization offers to pay for medical insurance premiums, rent and utility bills of a patient unable to work during their treatment, home cleaning services, and transportation costs to special schools for sick children.

  • Address: P.O Box 434, Long Beach, NY 11561
  • Tel: 516-967-1148
  • Web: www.curemommy.org

Dolan Family Health Center at Huntington Hospital – Suffolk County

The Dolan Family Health Center is a nonprofit primary care facility whose mission is to ensure that all members of our community have access to high-quality, culturally sensitive health care regardless of their ability to pay. The Dolan Center has been committed to the health of the community for twenty-five years. Since 2015, the Dolan Center has proudly offered the Pink Aid Program, which is a preventative health care program that includes no-cost screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, sonograms, and cyst aspirations for uninsured women seeking care at the Dolan Family Health Center.

Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital

Breast health services, including education, early detection screenings and breast cancer treatment and support. For patients without health insurance, the hospital offers 70% coverage for all breast center services.

The Five Wishes

The Five Wishes refers to a comprehensive approach that discusses advanced directives with individuals and families. The Five Wishes offers legal documents, support resources for patients and professionals, and links to pertinent information that social workers often use with individuals dealing with a life-threatening illness.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center – CHS Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance in paying for hospital bills for eligible families.

  • Address: 735 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
  • Tel: 631-465-6010; 631-465-6321
  • Web: goodsamaritan.chsli.org/chs-financial-assistance-program

Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition

Dedicated to the battle against breast cancer through education and advocacy of breast cancer research. The “Lend A Helping Hand” program for newly diagnosed with breast cancer in order to alleviate some of the stresses associated with post breast cancer surgery and treatment. Funding for services include: house cleaning, home care, transportation to/from medical appointments, child care, post-mastectomy accessory items (bras and wigs), and food shopping and/or food catering to the home.

Hair to Stay

Hair to Stay provides subsidies to cancer patients for the cost of scalp cooling. Hair to stay had awarded more than 600 subsidies to patients nationally.

Hewlett House

At 1 in 9’s Hewlett House, people are connected with the resources for the emotional and psychosocial support they may need including support groups, yoga and tai chis classes, wigs and prosthetics at no charge. Individual counseling can be provided on-site.

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition- Lend a Helping Hand

Assistance to Huntington residents undergoing treatment. Services such as medical transportation, house cleaning, emergency medical supplies and medication, all free of charge to qualifying residents.

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

Direct services and support to breast cancer patients as well as patients with other women’s cancers, residing in the township of Islip, through the “Lend a Helping Hand Program”, the coalition provides women with transportation services, medical costs and housecleaning. Provides educational programming and outreach within the community.

  • Address: 15 Park Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
  • Mailing Address: 309 Main St., Box 246, Islip, NY 11757
  • Tel: 631-969-8282
  • Email: info@islipbreastcancer.com
  • Web: www.islipbreastcancer.com/

Lean on Me Breast Cancer Network, Inc. – Nassau County

Network that provides free support services to breast cancer patients and their families, including education, wellness seminars, group support and annual retreat. Patient care packages include information kits, necessity bags, wigs, and post-surgical bras and fittings.

  • Address: 1010 Northern Blvd., Suite 102, Great Neck, NY 11021
  • Tel: 516-829-6609
  • Email: leanonmeny@gmail.com
  • Web: www.leanonmeny.org/

Lucia’s Angels

Because of your helping hands, Lucia’s Angels can continue to offer a wide range of support programs for the women in our community fighting stage 4 breast and gynecological cancers. The foundation was created in loving memory of Lucia Terzi Bagan. Lucia was a very giving person- not only of the material sense but also of herself and her heart. It’s no wonder she had so many friends and family surrounding her in her final days. It was Lucia’s wish that other women and their families could have that same kind of love and support through their toughest times. Lucia’s Angels has provided help and funding for: babysitting, heating bills, health insurance premiums, automobile repair, groceries, ambulatory trips, therapeutic massage, salon services, and wigs. From special wishes like one more trip to the beach, to providing extra child-care, to the holding of a hand, Lucia’s spirit and Angels will be there.

  • Address: 10 Oak Street, Southampton, NY 11968
  • Tel: 631-204- 9331
  • Email: info@luciasangel.org
  • Web: www.luciasangels.org

The Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer (MWCABC)

Helps residents of Manhasset and nearby communities who are coping with breast cancer. The Outreach Program provides women with information, emotional support, and wellness retreats, gifts of hope and healing, housecleaning, financial assistance and transportation services.

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education

Provides educational breast health programming focusing on breast cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, early detection and risk reduction. Presentations offered at no charge for high schools, colleges, community groups and businesses.

  • Address: 290 Broad Hollow Rd. Suite 401 E, Melville, NY 11747
  • Tel: 631-524-5151
  • Email: Info@maurerfoundation.org
  • Web: www.maurerfoundation.org

Memorial Sloan Kettering – Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH) – NYC

High-quality breast and cervical cancer screening at no out-of-pocket cost for women in Harlem.

Men against Breast Cancer (MABC)

Targets and mobilizes men to be participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer and provides support to men whose families are impacted by breast cancer.

Mercy Medical Center Breast Cancer Survivorship Program

Free mammograms, ultrasounds, molecular breast imaging (MBI), and biopsies to qualified medically underserved and uninsured residents of Nassau and Suffolk County.

  • Address: 1000 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
  • Tel: 516-705-1399
  • Email: temra.taylor@chsli.org
  • Web: mercymedicalcenter.chsli.org

Mid-Nassau Lend a Helping Hand

A support program for individuals of Glen Cove, Carle Place, Freeport, Hempstead, Westbury, East Meadow, Garden City, Uniondale and Mineola. The purpose of this free program is to help assist women undergoing treatment with the demands of daily living. Services include but are not limited to housekeeping, emergency financial assistance, wigs, prosthesis, reimbursement for childcare, massage therapy, and gift cards for living necessities.

North Fork Breast Health Coalition

Assist in the prevention, early intervention, and cure of breast cancer through advocacy, awareness, and research. The NFBHC offers free support groups, yoga lessons, massage and lymphedema therapy and reflexology for survivors and those fighting breast cancers. Lend a Helping Hand grants up to $1,000 to breast cancer patients living on North Fork.

North Shore Neighbors Helping Hand Coalition

Financial assistance and support services including transportation and house cleaning for any resident of the North Shore of Brookhaven with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Address: P.O Box 184, Miller Place, NY 11764
  • Tel: 631-255-2401
  • Email: kozsmom@aol.com

Northwell Health-Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Hardship Fund

Financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and non-medical financial assistance to low-income residents facing barriers to breast cancer care. Women must reside in either Nassau or Suffolk County to be eligible for services such as mammograms, sonograms, transportation, childcare, food cards, wigs, house cleaning and mastectomy products.

NUMC Breast Imaging Center

At NUMC, regular cancer screening is the most potent weapon we have in the battle against this invasive and relentless disease. If you are uninsured or facing financial hardship we have several grants to help with the cost. These grants allow NUMC to provide screening mammograms with no out-of-pocket expense. We also are providers of Cancer Services Program. This is a comprehensive cancer-screening and counseling service where breast, cervical and colorectal screenings are regularly performed free of charge for women and men who qualify. If required, any additional diagnostic testing is also covered. Eligibility requirements: NY state resident, no health insurance or health insurance doesn’t cover cancer screenings, and meet the age requirements.

Peconic Bay Medical Center

We provide access to no-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women in Suffolk County. Additionally, we offer Nurse Navigation services and access to Medicaid through the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program for eligible women diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Address: 1300 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
  • Tel: 631-548-6320
  • Email: cancerservices@northwell.edu
  • Website: www.pbmchealth.org

Pink Aid

Pink Aid’s mission is to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others.

  • Address: P.O. Box 5157, Westport, CT 06881
  • Tel: 1-844-PINK-AID
  • Email: azendrian@northwell.edu
  • Website: www.pinkaid.org
  • Support Hotline

Through a partnership with Support Connection, Pink Aid offers a support hotline for breast cancer patients and survivors. The services offered are ongoing emotional support and navigational support to help in finding resources. The hotline is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm year-round.

  • Pink Purse

Provides emergency aid for individuals who need support due to their breast cancer diagnosis. Funds are offered to help pay for non-medical, household expenses.

Rocking The Road For A Cure

Rocking the Road for a Cure Inc., is a New York community-based non-profit organization founded to provide free educational and homebound wellness programs, case management, counseling, recreational therapy and other support services for women and men going through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

  • Address: P.O. Box 404 Little Neck, NY 11363
  • Tel: 516-417-1911
  • Email: rockingtheroadforacure@gmail.com
  • Web: https://rockingtheroadforacure.org/

Sharsheret

A national organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer. It also provides culturally sensitive support to young Jewish women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer as well as to those facing the risk of developing breast cancer, and offers related resources for Jewish communities and health care organizations.

  • Address: P.O. Box 3245, Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • Tel: 866-474-2774
  • Email: info@sharsheret.org
  • Website: www.sharsheret.org

Sisters Network Inc. – Breast Cancer Assistance Program – Brooklyn

Committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. The Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. The BCAP program provides financial assistance for but not limited to medical-related lodging, co-pay, office visits, and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for those who qualify.

  • Address: 72 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
  • Tel: 713-781-0255; 347-533-9470
  • Email: infonet@sistersnetworkinc.org; brooklyn@sistersnetworkinc.org
  • Website: www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html

Sisters of Greater Long Island, Inc.

An African-American cancer support group that provides financial assistance and support groups for African American women with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Sisters United In Health/Hermanas Unidas En La Salud (SUIH) – Nassau/Suffolk

A coalition of 13 organizations, originally founded by Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, providing quality breast health and breast cancer information to African American and Hispanic women living on Long Island. Educate, support, empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community. Sisters United in Health provides no-cost referrals to free or low-cost mammograms for women regardless of their insurance or immigration status. SUIH also provides no-cost bilingual educational presentations and in-service workshops to community organizations, places of worship, as well as participate in health fairs.

  • Address: Adelphi University, Breast Cancer Support Program, Social Work Building, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
  • Tel: 516-877-4320, 1-800-559-6348
  • Email: breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu
  • Website: breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/we-can-help/sisters-united-in-health/

Strength for Life – Nassau County

Community exercise program in which persons with a cancer diagnosis participate in classes designed to enhance their recovery process. Services provided include educating cancer patients and the general public on the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of certain cancers and improving functional activities. Provides exercise classes and wellness retreats at no cost to cancer patients and survivors.

The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene – New York City

Free breast cancer screenings as well as cervical and colorectal cancer screening to qualified uninsured persons in all five boroughs of New York City.

United Breast Cancer Foundation

Aids in providing free or no cost screening, treatment, after-care, educational material, patient and family assistance and information for breast cancer patients. The Individual Grant program offers customized support geared towards each individual’s personal needs. UBCF offers holistic care, including the following services: diet and nutritional counseling and supplements, counseling, mind-body therapies, energy healing, reflexology, lymphatic massage and acupuncture. The foundation provides access to financial aid for reconstructive breast surgery. The Child Sponsorship Program provides health food, assistance with medical treatments, counseling services, back to school clothing and supplies, and special holiday gifts for children of breast cancer patients.

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. – Suffolk County

Support services to women undergoing treatment and requiring postoperative care with their “Lend a Helping Hand” program and actively promote cancer and environmental awareness with education, advocacy, and outreach through the community. Patients living on Long Island, undergoing chemo or radiation therapy, or post-operative breast cancer care that require services that insurances does not cover are eligible to apply. Services include but are not limited to: medical co-pay, post-surgical personal apparel, house cleaning, prepared meals delivered to your home and transportation for oncology and radiation appointments.

Winthrop University Hospital Breast Screening Patient Navigation Program

Accepts age-appropriate (40-64 average risk or under 40 at high risk) referrals from community physicians and organizations. Patient Navigator will address all barriers to care, refer patients to breast screening services, ensure screening completion, and connect with follow-up resources if abnormal findings are identified. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Creole, and Portuguese.

YWCA – Brooklyn

Targets medically underinsured and uninsured women in need of early detection, education, breast and cervical cancer screening, and support services. Low-cost or free mammograms annually during the month of May.

  • Address: 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Tel: 718-875-1190
  • Email: RTelesford@ywcabklyn.org
  • Website: www.ywcabklyn.org

Disclaimer: This list is intended to help you locate resources. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all available resources nor is it an endorsement of any of the providers, programs or services listed.