SCREENING:

CentroMed: For low-income, uninsured women ages 40-49. Dental assistance offered.

  • South Park Clinic: 6315 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, Texas 78211. (210) 977-7920.
  • Southside Clinic: 3750 Commercial Avenue San Antonio, Texas 78221. (210) 334-3750.
  • Somerset Family Clinic: 7315 S. Loop 1604 W. San Antonio, Texas 78206. (210) 624-3045.
  • Walzem Clinic: 5253 Walzem Road San Antonio, Texas 78218. (210) 922-7000.

CommuniCare Health Centers: For low-income, underinsured/uninsured women. Dental assistance
offered.

  • East Campus: 1102 Barclay San Antonio, Texas. (210) 233-7000.
  • West Campus: 3066 E. Commerce San Antonio, Texas. (210) 233-7000.

Christus Santa Rosa Mobile Mammography Unit: For women ages 40 and over. Appointment Line: (210) 704-4100.

YWCA of San Antonio, ENCOREplus Program: For uninsured/underinsured women ages 40-49 who have not had a mammogram within the last 12 months. Provides breast health education and referrals for low-cost mammograms. (210) 433-9922.

University Health System Women’s Breast Health Program: Screening services for women of all ages. Can help with enrollment for Medicaid if a diagnosis occurs. (210) 358-7020.

  • Mobile Mammography Unit (Healthy U Express): Appointments and information (210) 358-3720.
  • CareLink Program: Sliding scale financial assistance program for healthcare services through UHS. (210) 358-3350.

TREATMENT:

WINGS: Breast cancer treatment for uninsured women. 7500 Highway 90 West, San Antonio, Texas. (210) 946-9464.

ThriveWell Cancer Foundation: Offers nutrition and wellness/exercise programs for cancer survivors. Also provides
co-pay assistance and transportation services for patients. (210) 593-5949.

  • DIVA Program: (210) 358-3720

TRANSPORTATION:

American Cancer Society: Local ACS provides the Road to Recovery Program that provides transportation to and
from breast cancer-related appointments. (210) 614-4212.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Pink Warrior Angels: Provides resources, financial assistance through a grant program and support through Angel/Warrior Program. (706)250-1748

Fa-boob-licious: Provides financial assistance and offers support. roxcaldera@yahoo.com

Patient Advocate Foundation: Offers co-pay assistance for certain cancers. Breast cancer assistance available. 1-866-512-3861.

VARIOUS ASSISTANCE:

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation: Offers breast health education materials, education, events, patient navigation of agencies that provide free or low-cost screening. Involved in legislative breast cancer advocacy. (210) 692-9535.

American Cancer Society National Patient Services & Programs Helpline: Provide referrals/navigation to a variety of local agencies that help with various cancer issues such as lodging, screening, co-pay assistance, beauty, prostheses, etc. 1- 800-227-2345.

  • Corpus Christi Office: (361) 857-0136

Cancer Legal Resource Center: Legal assistance for cancer-related issues including insurance/benefit issues, estate planning, employment, etc. 1-866-843-2572.

Christian Assistance Ministry: Provides referrals for low-cost counseling services, rent/utility/prescription assistance (limited), clothing/toiletries, school supplies, etc. (210) 223-6648.

Martinez Street Women’s Center: Eastside community resource center. Provides breast health education and screening referrals to uninsured/underinsured, low-income women in the southeast and southwest areas of San Antonio. (210) 534-6638.

SLEW Wellness Center: Provides cancer aftercare services for low-income survivors including counseling, lymphatic drainage, breast prosthesis, wigs, scarves etc. (210) 654-7900

Overcomers: Offers a 9-week faith centered workshop for breast cancer survivors in the spring and fall, one-day workshops for the spouses of breast cancer survivors, annual retreats for breast cancer survivors, and adopts breast cancer families during the holidays. 1-316-648-5466

Partnership for Prescription Assistance: May be able to provide help with paying for prescriptions. 1-888-477-2669. www.pparx.org

PRMA: Provides breast reconstruction surgery services. 9635 Huebner Road, San Antonio, Texas. (210) 692-1181.

START Cancer Center Worries & Wonders: Support program for families in crisis due to parent or child’s serious life threatening diagnosis. Serves children (2-18), parents and other family members. (210)307-4853

United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County: Patient Navigation for health and human services of various types. They will offer patient 3 agencies to contact based on need: CALL 211.

HOSPICE:

ABODE Home: Home will take a guest that is recommended by a hospice agency. Hospice will continue to provide medical care. Patient may stay at ABODE for three months at no cost. (210) 967-9891

Christus Santa Rosa Hospice: Routinely take non-funded patients. Also has an inpatient facility where a patient may be eligible to stay up to 5-7 days for symptom control and pain management. (210) 785-5200.

VITAS Hospice: Routinely take non-funded patients. Also has an inpatient facility where a patient may be eligible to stay up to 5-7 days for symptom control and pain management. (210) 348-4040.

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Baptist Breast Center- Sisters n Healing Mentor Program: The Sisters in Healing Mentor Program matches newly diagnosed survivors with specially trained, post-treatment breast cancer survivors of a similar journey. Through one-on-one communication, women benefit from hearing first-hand what to expect during their cancer care pathway.

  • Contact: Kathy Friedrichsen at (210) 730-9615 or kwfriedr@baptisthealthsystem.com

Breast Friends Forever Young Survivors: Empowers patients/survivors to take charge of their overall well-being against cancer typically under age 40. Times and dates vary.

  • Contact: Amy Perez – amysperez0@gmail.com

Keep Abreast: Support groups for all breast cancer patients. Meets 1st Monday of each month (2nd Monday when 1st Monday is a holiday)

  • Time: 6 p.m.: Metastatic/Recurrence Group offers support and explores challenges face when disease returns. 7 p.m.: Regular Group offers support and education through guest speakers, group discussion and field trips.
  • Place: CTRC, 1st Floor Grossman Library – 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Contact: Suzi Emanuel – (210) 365-1321.

LACE (Life After Cancer Education): Support group for WOMEN ONLY. Open to MILITARY ONLY.

  • Time: Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month – 10 a.m.
  • Place: BAMC, General Surgery Clinic Conference Room – 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
  • Contact: Susie Ferise – (210) 916-4212 or Sandy Terrazzino – (210) 916-1312

Peace Lutheran Breast Cancer Support Group: Support group for all breast cancer patients.

  • Time: Meets 3rd Monday of each month – 9:30 a.m.
  • Place: Peace Lutheran Church, 1147 South Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Contact: Becky Vogels – (830) 625-1666

PRMA Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support Group: Support group for local breast cancer reconstruction patients.

  • Contact: Brittany Corstange – (210) 692-1181 or patientadvocate@prmaplasticsurgery.com