WellstarHealth System, a non-profit health system and one of the largest integrated community health systems in Georgia, offers screening mammograms and diagnostic services at no cost to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. These services are available to patients at 17 Wellstar imaging locations in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, Paulding, and Spalding counties. Patient navigators at all Wellstar sites provide culturally competent care, offering translation services in any language. Navigators follow each patient from their initial call to make an appointment through their screening mammogram, any additional diagnostic services, and into treatment if necessary. They also ensure that every patient that comes in for a mammogram is entered into Wellstar’s full continuum of care, including receiving annual reminders for their mammogram.
“Breast cancer is not just a disease, it strikes at the very heart and core of who we are -how others perceive us, how we live, work and raise our families. Being able to provide life-saving screening and services at no cost has such a profound impact on our patients. We are deeply grateful to NBCF for partnering with us to combat health disparities and eradicate breast cancer in our communities.” — Darlene Mims, Supervisor Cancer Services, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
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