"Short-term assistance to help...women going through treatment."
“I feel like I’m part of the Linda Creed family.”
"We make a difference in our community."
“I was not alone.”
“I was glad you were there. Linda Creed helped me two times."
“I want to be able to pay it forward.”
Linda Creed provides mammograms and diagnostic tests at periodic screening days. Even with the Affordable Care Act, women “fall through the cracks” and need our services. Underinsured and uninsured women who may not meet guidelines for government support, e.g., Healthy Woman in PA and Cancer Education & Early Detection (CEED) in NJ may apply for Linda Creed-sponsored mammograms and tests.
We help women navigate the Healthy Woman program if she is eligible because it transitions a woman diagnosed with breast cancer into the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program, a Medicaid program for woman with income at or below 240% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. For details click here.
Linda Creed screenings follow the recommendations of the American Medical Association that call for a clinical breast exam, a mammogram and breast health education. We were the first organization to offer free screening mammograms to uninsured or under-insured women in the Delaware Valley. Since its inception, Linda Creed has screened over 11,000 women.
Linda Creed provides diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for women screened in our programs – and for women of any age with a need for immediate evaluation. For a required biopsy, we refer patients (e.g., to Healthy Woman) or a hospital partner uses its own funds to support the next steps.