The Comprehensive Breast Health Program funds Mammograms, Ultrasounds and Needle Biopsies for women and men who are uninsured or under insured and live in Kern County.
If you have a concern about your breast health, the first step is to talk to your doctor. Your doctor will work with you to decide on the best course of action for your situation.
If your doctor recommends that you have a mammogram, ultrasound, or needle biopsy, and if you qualify for the Links for Life program, your doctor will fill out an application and send it to us.
Once the application has been completed, your doctor’s office will typically fax the application to our office. Applications are reviewed by our volunteer board every Monday. After approval, your paperwork will be faxed back to your doctor with a list of clinics that accept payment from Links for Life.
You will then make an appointment at an approved facility and have your procedure. The bill will come directly to Links for Life and your results will be returned to your doctor’s office.
If your doctor needs additional forms or information, they can call our office at (661) 322-5601.
Links for Life works with all doctors and clinics in Kern County. There are various doctors and clinics in Kern County that will see you based on your ability to pay.
Every Woman Counts is a program through the California Department of Health Services that will provide assistance to those 40+ years of age. You can find more information at the Califorinia Department of Health Care Services site.
If you have a concern about your breast health, don’t put off seeing a doctor!