Louisiana Resources- noted if services are for a specific metro area
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~ Government Resources ~
Health Insurance Marketplace: 1-800-318-2596 | www.healthcare.gov
Louisiana Medicaid Application: 1-888-342-6207 | new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/237
Medicare Application: 1-800-633-4227 | www.cms.gov
Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213 | www.ssa.gov/
Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program: 1-888-599-1073 | lbchp.org/
DMV handicap tag application: dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/DPSForms.nsf/. Click Driver’s License then click Physician’s Certification of Mobility Impairment. Form must be completed by doctor and then turned in to the DMV for a handicap license and hang tag.
~ Free Screenings and Mammograms ~
Mary Bird Perkins Mobile Unit: 225-215-1234 | www.marybird.org. Free Screenings through Mobile Unit. Mammograms are available at the hospital.
Women’s Hospital: 225-215-7981 | www.womans.org/our-services/breast-care/breast-imaging-services/mammography-locations/. Free Mammograms at the hospital are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5-7. Mobile Mammography coach schedule is posted on their website.
Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center: 985-878-9421 | www.lsuhospitals.org/Hospitals/LK/LK.aspx. Mammograms are available at the hospital.
Martin Luther King Health Center (Shreveport area) 318.227.2912 mlkhealth.org Martin Luther King Health Center provides targeted education and awareness activities for the purpose of improving breast screening rates, early detection and breast health in high-risk geographical areas and populations. Projects will include outreach to rural business and industry sites in Minden, Mansfield and Springhill areas as well as a “Mammograms & Manicures” event in the fall and a “Ladies Night Out” screening event in the spring at the MLK Health Center at 865 Olive Street. For more information, contact Janet Mentesane at 318-227-2912.
Partners in Wellness (North Louisiana) partnersinwellness.org 318.813.4020 Feist-Weiller Cancer Center sponsors the community-based Partners in Wellness health screening program that operates on a year-round basis. A mobile cancer screening unit with the only mobile digital mammography equipment in north Louisiana travels to rural communities providing them with adequate access to cancer prevention and early detection initiatives. Partners in Wellness cancer screening is free to financially qualified uninsured or under-insured individuals. Screening tests for prostate, colorectal, breast and cervical cancer are offered. The goal of the program is to reduce the burden of cancer in Louisiana through early detection and prevention. Partners in Wellness aims to promote good health through routine screening exams and education
Richland Parish/Delhi Hospital(Northeast Louisiana) 318-878-6459 Through our continued partnership with East Carroll & Madison Parish, we will offer breast health education, transportation services & access to screening/diagnostic mammograms to uninsured/underinsured women. In addition, our coalition of Project Pink Cadets (local hair stylists serving as breast health advocates) provides a community-based approach towards increasing breast health awareness.
Union General Hospital (Northeast Louisiana)
http://www.uniongen.org/digital_mammograms.html 318-368-7072 UGH provides mammograms and educational outreach to low income, underserved women in Union Parish. Our target population is women age 40 and older who have not had a mammogram performed in a year or more and are uninsured or under-insured.
~ Transportation ~
Road to Recovery: 1-800-227-2345 | www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery. Transportation to and from treatment.
Pointe Coupee Public Transit: 225-638-4402 . Offers out of parish transportation. Click here for more information including the fare schedule.
- Southeastrans: 1-855-325-7626
- Aetna Better Health: 1-877-917-4150
- Healthy Blue: 1-866-430-1101
- AmeriHealth Caritas: 1-888-913-0364
- Louisiana Healthcare Connections: 1-855-369-3723
- United Healthcare Community Plan: 1-866-726-1472
Medicaid Non-emergency Ambulance
- Aetna Better Health: 1-855-242-0802
- Healthy Blue: 1-877-440-4065 x35792
- AmeriHealth Caritas: 1-888-913-0364
- Louisiana Healthcare Connections: 1-866-595-8133
- United Healthcare Community Plan: 1-866-886-4081
Angel Flight: 918-749-8992 | www.angelflight.com/patients/. Free air transportation for medical appointments.
Patient Airlift Services: 1-888-818-1231 | afids.palservices.org/flight-request. Free air transportation for medical appointments.
Pilots for Patients: 318-322-5122 | www.pilotsforpatients.org. Free air transportation for medical appointments
~ Meals ~
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging: 225-923-8000 | www.ebrcoa.org/
Capital Area Agency on Aging: 225-922-2525 | www.capitalaaa.org/
Livingston Council on Aging: 225-664-9343 | livingstoncouncilonaging.net/
Ascension Council on Aging: 225-473-3789 | www.ascensioncoa.org/
~ Food Pantries ~
LSU Food Pantry [for LSU students]: 455 LSU Student Union | 225-578-5160 | email@example.com
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank: 225-359-9940
Food Pantry list for Baton Rouge area: www.suntopia.org/baton_rouge/la/food_pantries.php
~ Lodging ~
- New Orleans 504-219-2200
- Houston 713-706-5640
- National hotline 1-800-227-2345
~ Medication and Copay Assistance Programs ~
Drug Manufacturer patient assistance programs: Google drug manufacturer’s name and patient assistance program.
Needy Meds: 1-800-503-6897 | www.NeedyMeds.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance: 1-888-477-2669 | www.pparx.org
Patient Advocate Copay Foundation: 1-866-512-3861 | www.copays.org
Prescription Assistance: www.rxassist.org
St. Vincent de Paul Society (Monroe area) 318-387-7868 (9am-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays)
~ Financial Assistance ~
Cancer Care, Inc.: 1-800-813-4673 | www.cancercare.org. Provides information and financial resources.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition: www.cancerfac.org. Assistance with locating financial resources in your area.
My Good Days: www.mygooddays.org. Financial and medication assistance.
The Pink Fund: 1-877-234-7465 | www.ThePinkFund.org. Basic living expenses for breast cancer patients who have lost income during active treatment.
C. Wright Pink Ribbon Project (Shreveport area) 318.773.8464 To impact breast cancer in our community through education, awareness and support, to provide ongoing emotional assistance to underserved and under insured patients undergoing breast cancer treatment, to contribute financial sponsorship allowing patients to focus on survivorship and recovery, to collaborate with community agencies to provide comprehensive services to breast cancer patients in the Bossier and Shreveport area.
Christus Health Cancer Treatment Center Gas Transportation Cards (Shreveport area) –PATIENT MUST SPEAK TO CHRISTUS HEALTH CANCER TREATMENT CENTER SOCIAL WORKER TO RECEIVE A CARD
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Gas Transportation Cards(Shreveport area) –PATIENT MUST SPEAK TO A FEIST-WEILLER CANCER TREATMENT CENTER SOCIAL WORKER TO RECEIVE A CARD
Cancer Foundation League in Monroe for financial assistance (Monroe area) – 318-966-1953
~ Organizations Providing Support ~
American Cancer Society: 10528 Kentshire Ct. Baton Rouge, LA 70818 | 1-800-227-2345 | www.cancer.org. Provides wigs, support groups, stories of hope, research, news, transportation assistance, and more.
Cancer and Careers: 646-929-8032 | www.cancerandcareers.org/. Support for people with cancer who are trying to manage their cancer and their career.
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge: 225-927-1329 | www.cancerservices.org. Provides prescription assistance, medical equipment, hats, wigs, mastectomy supply assistance, and a wide variety of support groups and services.
Cleaning for a Reason: www.cleaningforareason.org/. Professional service will clean home of a patient battling cancer one time for free.
Legal Help National Cancer Legal Services Network: www.nclsn.org/
LiveStrong Foundation: 1-855-220-7777 | www.livestrong.org/. Provides patient navigation and other resources.
Triage Cancer: 424-258-4628 | www.triagecancer.org/. Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.
~ Support Groups ~
Breast Cancer Support Group Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge) : 550 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA | 12pm – third Wednesday of every month | www.cancerservices.org
Healthy-Steps (Baton Rouge) : Moving you to better health with the Lebed Method: 225-763-4050 | www.BRGeneral.org. Unique exercise program in a fun, supportive environment for breast cancer patients and survivors.
Look Good, Feel Better: 1-800-227-2345 | www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org. Beauty technique class to help restore appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation.
Lymphedema Support Group (Baton Rouge) : 225-763-4050 | www.BRGeneral.org. Hosted during bi-monthly lunch meetings, where a different topic is presented each time.
Mary Bird Perkins Support and Survivorship (Baton Rouge) : https://marybird.org/survivorship/#baton-rouge-programs. THRIVE offers an array of free services for survivors and caregivers with the goal of helping you live a full and meaningful life during and after treatment. This integrative program aims to treat the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of survivorship, combining research-based complimentary therapies with traditional cancer care. We seek to provide options that are respectful of your personal needs and preferences, allowing your values to guide the support services you receive. Contact information for each program is under the information for that particular program.
Reach to Recovery: 1-800-227-2345. A volunteer visitation program, provided by the American Cancer Society, which matches survivors with patients or anyone who has a concern about breast cancer.
Sisters Network Inc. (Baton Rouge) : 225-456-6271 | www.sistersnetworkinc.org. The local chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., whose focus is to empower the African-American community with knowledge concerning the impact of breast cancer as well as empower breast cancer survivors with the desire and knowledge to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and those who follow.
Sisters Supporting Sisters (Baton Rouge) : Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church | 8742 Scenic Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA | 1st Saturday of each month | 225-921-9072 | www.sistersbatonrouge.org. Educates non-breast cancer survivors and provides support and solace to African American breast cancer survivors.
Survive Dat!(Baton Rouge) : Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge | 550 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA | 6pm – 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month | 225-215-1343 | www.survivedat.org Louisiana young breast cancer survivor’s network.
Christus Health Cancer Treatment Center BREAST CANCER Support Group (Shreveport) 318.453.7674 Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at The Breast Center at 1505 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (near Tinseltown). You do not have to be a Christus Health patient to attend. All Survivors are welcome! For more information, contact Denise Tindall at 318-453-7674
~ Educational Information ~
Komen for the Cure: Komen Help Line | 1 (877) GO KOMEN | www.komen.org. Breast Cancer organization providing information, support, and community fundraising opportunities