Does my insurance cover my mammogram?
In nearly every case, yes!
If you’re like most women, you’re concerned about your risk for developing breast cancer, and you know that there’s nothing better than a regular mammogram for early detection.
But what you might not know is that most insurance companies consider mammograms a medically necessary preventive service. What does that mean? It means that your annual mammogram should be covered by your insurance—and completely free to you—even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.
So what are the guidelines?
- Most insurance companies (as well as Medicare) cover annual mammograms for women over 40
- Many companies cover mammograms for women over 30 years who are considered “high risk”, which can mean a personal or family history of breast cancer, BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, or other health issues
Of course, there are always exceptions, and it’s likely that you’ll need to see a provider who’s in-network with your plan. Make sure to talk to your insurance company about the specifics of your policy.
Schedule a mammogram
Schedule your mammogram today at the Breast Center of Maple Grove. Our center offers a relaxing and comfortable environment, state-of-the-art technology, and appointments that fit within your busy schedule. Please contact us at 763-398-6370.