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Get Screened, No Excuses
Extended Screening Hours
210 hospitals and hospital extension clinics will be required to offer extended hours of screening for at least four hours per week to help women who have difficulty scheduling mammograms during the typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday.
Eliminate Annual Deductibles
Annual deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance payments (“cost-sharing”) will be eliminated for all screening mammograms, including those provided to women more frequently than current federal screening guidelines such as annual mammograms for women in their forties.
4 Hours of Leave
Employers throughout New York State (including New York City) will be required to provide their employees with four hours of leave each year for breast cancer screening.
Early detection is the key to survival. To find a screening location, call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) or text "Get Screened" to 81336.
All New York State health insurance plans cover breast cancer screenings at no cost to the patient.
Find out more about access to free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured women.
Learn about Governor Cuomo’s new, comprehensive plan to help women get screened and access needed services.
Private sector employers can join the State in providing employees four hours annual leave for breast cancer screening.