Screening Guidelines Based on Organization:
- American Cancer Society (ACA)
- If normal risk, annually beginning at age 45
- Every 2 years beginning at the age of 55
- NOT RECOMMENDED: Clinical breast exam for breast cancer screening at any age
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Mammograms every 1-2 years beginning at age 40
- Continue mammography until age 75
- Clinical breast examination every 1-3 years in women ages 29-39
- Clinical breast examination annually beginning at age 40
- United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
- Mammography every 2 years beginning at age 50 until age 74
Healthcare Bluebook lists local fair pricing for a mammogram between $200 – $273. Paying more likely means you are overpaying.
Generally screening (versus diagnostic) mammography is covered in full by insurance so long as it meets screening recommendations. For those who are cash pay or who do not have health insurance, these are potential costs.
2D Mammography - $227.50
3D Mammography - $390
3D Mammography - $231.20
*Rockwood also has a financial assistance program that can help cover the costs of a mammogram.
Breast, Cervical & Colon Health Program
Contact Elisa Collins with the Spokane Regional Health District (firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-323-2851) to see if you qualify for low to no cost mammograms based on one's household income.