|KHEIR Center Update From State On Mammogram Program
Until Further Notice, KHEIR Community Clinic Will
No Longer Offer Free Mammograms
After January 1, 2010
(LOS ANGELES, CA - December 8, 2009) - Due
to the increasing demand of breast cancer screening
services and declining state revenues, the KHEIR Community
Clinic has been notified by the State of California
Cancer Detect Programs: Every Woman Counts
(CDP: EWC) will stop paying for breast cancer
screenings for women under 50. A woman in
the age range of 40-49, who receives an abnormal
result from a screening provided before January
1, 2010 will receive services until she has a
final diagnosis and she is referred for treatment,
||From January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010, CDP:
EWC will stop enrolling new women for breast cancer
screening. CDPH is assessing the budget situation
as it relates to allowing new enrollments to women
50+ beyond June 30, 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions (From the State of
Question: Why was it decided to stop breast cancer
screening specifically for women 40-49 years of age?
Answer: Most breast cancer cases occur in women
over 50. CDPH is directing its limited funds to this
Q: Has CDP: EWC looked into other funding sources
for providing breast cancer
screening to women 40-49?
A: Yes, however other State funding is not available
at this time.
Q: Where can women age 40-49, who used to be served
by CDP: EWC, go for breast cancer screening?
A: Women seeking breast cancer screening services
can contact their local Health Department, American
Cancer Society or the CDP: EWC Regional Contractor (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CancerDetection/Pages/RegionalContractors.aspx)
for information about alternate low to no cost resources
in their Region.
Q: Will women age 40-49 enrolled in CDP: EWC with
confirmed, abnormal clinical breast exam result or abnormal
mammogram result need to pay out of pocket for the diagnostic
phase of CDP: EWC services?
A: No. Women currently enrolled in CDP: EWC who have
an abnormality detected will remain in the program until
a final diagnosis is made and treatment, if needed,
Q: I am under the age of 50. Can I still get screened
for cervical cancer?
A: Yes. These policies do not change cervical cancer
screening services. CDP: EWC will
continue to provide eligible women age 25 and older
preventive cervical cancer screening services.
Q: Why will new enrollments for breast cancer screening
stop for six months?
A: This change will allow the program to stay within
its budget this fiscal year. Women who are 50 and older,
and who are already enrolled in CDP: EWC will continue
to be offered breast cancer screening services.
For any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule vaccinations or other health services for
all age groups, please contact the KHEIR-S. Mark Taper
Foundation Community Clinic at 213-637-1070, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays
by appointment only.
KHEIR Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency founded
in 1986, offers culturally and linguistically appropriate
health care and social services to the low income, limited-English
speaking Korean and Latino residents of Southern California.
In addition to operating the only full-time community
clinic with majority Korean patient base in the United
States to offer assistance in English, Spanish and Korean,
the organization maintains a Social Services Department
and two Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) centers that render
more than 80,000 service visits and 100,000 hot meals
on an annual basis. http://www.lakheir.org