The County operates the Cool Zones program and has designated more than 115 air-conditioned buildings as cooling centers. Locations and hours of operation can be found on a new interactive map on CoolZones.org or by dialing 2-1-1.
What is 2-1-1 Doing?
Since the San Diego County Cancer Navigator closed its doors in 2010, San Diego County does not have a single access point for services related to cancer and breast health.
2-1-1 San Diego talks to an average of 18,000 people each month, with the ability to take calls in over 150 languages.With the majority of clients being women, 2-1-1 San Diego is a natural fit to connect them to healthcare information, programs and services.
In October 2011, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2-1-1 San Diego began its partnership with Susan G Komen to provide opportunities for women to become knowledgeable of and have access to breast health resources and screenings via 2-1-1.
Dial 2-1-1. Then press "3" for healthcare-related needs and then press "1" for breast healthcare related needs.
General Breast Health and Cancer Information:
Where to go to be screened for Breast Cancer.
Call your Primary Care Doctor and make an appointment today for your clinical breast exam or mammogram.
Or visit one of the following sites if you are unable to pay, or if you are uninsured or underinsured:
Women over 40:
Visit the San Diego County Cancer Detection program: Every Woman Counts for referrals to your nearest location and/or to determine if you are eligible for the program.
Women under 40:
Search the Council of Community Clinics for a clinic closest to you that can provide you with a low-cost/sliding-scale mammogram, clinical breast exam, and/or breast cancer screening.
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