Caring Connections Helps Women Get Mammograms and Paps

Submitted by Alicia M. Harmon on October 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Caring Connections is a cooperative program of the Bangor YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center, providing access to quality breast and cervical health services.  The program helps women get mammograms and Pap tests at no cost as well as other diagnostic tests. 

The income guidelines for the Caring Connections are higher than that of many other programs.  For example, a single woman can have a gross income of $30,150 and still be eligible.  A family of four can make up to $61,500.  Those who have medical insurance can also enroll in the program if they qualify financially.  Currently all insurances are required to cover Pap tests and screening mammograms but diagnostic tests are often not covered until a person’s deductible has been reached. 

If you would like more information on Caring Connections services call the YMCA at 941-2808 and ask for Caring Connections.

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