Screening Mammography Services

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) supports free screening mammograms services at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, and Roseland Community Hospital.  Mercy Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence and Roseland Community Hospital houses a state-of-the-art mammography machine that offers 40-50 percent less radiation.  Both hospitals provide screening mammograms under CDPH’s eligibility criteria (see below).  Please contact the clinics directly for more information and to schedule appointments.

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

2525 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

To schedule a screening mammogram, call 312.567.2619

To schedule online, click here

Hours of Operation: Mon thru Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Click here for Mercy's breast health homepage

Roseland Community Hospital

45 W. 111th St.

To schedule a screening mammogram, call 773.995.3094

Walk-ins and Free Transportation Available

Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm

Click here for Roseland's breast health homepage


Eligibility Criteria

  • 40 years of age or older
  • City of Chicago resident
  • Uninsured (OR insured but previously received mammograms from CDPH within the past 12 months)

Services will be provided outside of the eligibility criteria on a case-by-case basis.  For example, to men or women who are under 40 years of age.

What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. It is currently the most effective method of detecting breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.

Why should I have a mammogram?
A mammogram can find breast cancer that is too small to be seen or felt. If breast cancer is found early on a mammogram, it can be treated early when it is easiest to cure. In some cases, finding a breast lump early may mean that a patient can choose surgery to save her breast.

What is a screening mammogram?
A screening mammogram is a quick, easy way to detect breast cancer early when treatment is more effective and survival is high. It is a x-ray of the breast that doctors use to look for breast changes in women with no symptoms of breast cancer. Usually, two x-ray pictures are taken of each breast. A physician trained to read the mammograms examines them later. Screening for breast cancer is best achieved by including both mammography and a clinical breast examination in the screening process.


 

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