We apologize for the long hold times and encourage using MyChart. We are currently booking screening mammograms into November 2024. For more info click below on schedule exam.

Financial Assistance

The Carol Milgard Breast Center is committed to providing exceptional services to ALL patients in our community. A generous sliding fee scale is available for our patients who meet eligibility criteria. In some cases, there will be no fees applied for services received. In any circumstance, please do not delay your mammogram because you are concerned about payment.

Please see the financial aid application below or call (253) 301-6618, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to speak with a Financial Counselor. Interpretive services are also available via conference call for non-English speaking patients.

Financial Assistance Programs

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act went into effect on January 1, 2014 and all individuals are now required to have health insurance. This is a national effort created to ensure that everyone has access to health care, regardless of financial circumstances, even if they are sick or have a prior health issue. Under the Affordable Care Act, screening mammography will be covered under preventive care.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

Before you apply for any of the financial assistance programs below, we encourage you to first attempt to enroll in an insurance plan.

Financial Aid Application

The Carol Milgard Breast Center has funds to help patients receive their exams. However, before you apply for financial assistance at the breast center, please apply for health insurance.  If you have already applied for health insurance, please provide information about your insurance with your financial aid application.

Please note: Qualification for a health insurance program will not bar you from participating in our financial assistance program. Our program may cover the deductible or coinsurance, if eligible, and may cover charges of participants not eligible for insurance.

If you think you might be eligible for financial assistance, fill out the Financial Assistance Application and return it to the breast center, along with any supporting documents, at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.  Please note that the entire application must be filled out. An incomplete application will result in the delay of eligibility. You can also fax it to (253) 759-4245 or mail it to:

Carol Milgard Breast Center
Attn: Clinical Coordinator
4525 S. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
Fax: (253) 759-4245

For assistance with this application, exam quotes or to set up a payment plan, please contact our Clinical Coordinator by calling (253) 301-6618, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interpretive services are also available via conference call for non-English speaking patients.

The breast center offers its financial aid application in Spanish. Please click on the appropriate link below to open a PDF.

English: application only
Spanish: application only 

Financial Aid Grant Matching

The breast center honors financial aid grants from our owners, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System. If you have recently been granted financial aid by one of these two health systems, you may not need to complete the entire application. Instead, please send us a copy of the current aid letter with the application and we will provide assistance at the same level, if applicable.


First Look Voucher Program - for Underinsured Men or Younger Women

The Early Detection Program provides financial assistance for women ages 39 and younger or men of any age – who are underinsured, low income, experiencing breast problems, and in need of diagnostic breast imaging services.

For information, call the Early Detection Coordinator at (253) 301-6618 or download the Early Detection Program Flyer

Other Financial Aid Resources

See Financial Resources for additional community resources and financial assistance that may help pay for mammograms and other services.

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