Breast Health Support Services

Comprehensive Support Services for Breast Health

University Health System is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence – one of only four in all of Texas. This designation exemplifies our belief that comprehensive breast care should be available to everyone in our community. Our support services begin with expert care and extend to support groups for breast cancer survivors. Patient navigators also are here to help.

Breast Reconstruction Grant

The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UT Health San Antonio received a charitable care grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation to provide additional financial assistance to patients undergoing breast reconstruction.

Patients may receive up to $1,500 to assist with expenses relating to the indirect costs of breast reconstruction such as cost of transportation, parking, lost wages and child care.

Through this program, we hope to make breast reconstruction a reality to women who would otherwise not be able to afford this important aspect of their cancer care.

Grant recipients will chosen by application. Patients of CareLink, the University Health System’s financial assistance program, are also eligible to be considered.

Travel: Each patient will be reimbursed up to $400 in travel costs for breast reconstruction surgery and follow-up. Transportation may occur by personal automobile, bus, air or other accepted mode of travel. If the patient travels by car, they will be reimbursed at the State of Texas mileage rate of $0.535/mile. Parking expenses will also be reimbursed.

Lost wages: If employed, the patient may be reimbursed for the cost of lost wages for one month, up to a maximum of $900.

Day care expenses: Each patient may be reimbursed up to a maximum of $200 dollars to assist with child care costs incurred solely as a result of the breast reconstruction surgery.

Financial Assistance for Breast Care

University Health System is on a mission to reduce breast cancer death rates in South Texas. That’s why we help you qualify for any available financial assistance you may need to obtain mammograms and other services.

Early detection of cancer is the key to breast cancer survival. If you’re a woman over age 40 without health insurance, contact us to learn more about financial assistance. Your life may depend on it.

Breast Health Community Outreach

University nurses and other experts bring the message of breast health to your corporation, health fair or professional organization – at no charge. We can tailor a presentation especially for your group, provide screenings, discuss breast cancer prevention and much more.

Mobile Mammograms

We understand it can be inconvenient to take time off work to get a mammogram. Our mobile mammography program, healthyUexpress, helps you obtain breast care with ease.

Our HealthyUexpress can be sent to your place of business at no cost. It’s our way of supporting the women of our community. We provide:

  • Convenience – mobile mammograms typically only take 15-20 minutes, including registration time
  • Comfort – healthyUexpress houses two private changing rooms
  • Peace of mind – your employees can receive their mammogram results within 24 hours
  • Financial assistance – for your employees who may qualify

Talk to your employer about scheduling healthyUexpress to benefit you and your co-workers.

Your Patient Navigator

When a disease like breast cancer strikes, you need an expert at your side every step of the way. Our patient navigators connect you with resources, help coordinate your care and offer you emotional support.

Your navigator is always a phone call away. Never walk the breast cancer path alone.