Is thermography covered by insurance? NO
Unfortunately insurance does not cover thermography. It is a self pay test.
GRANT IS AVAILABLE
Sign up for your application today!!!
Save up to $150
The "GRANT" for Thermography is available thru The United Breast Cancer Foundation.
You will be granted up to $150 for answering 7 questions on this simple application: see example ??'s below:
4. How many people in household?
5. Annual Income?
(Be honest - -They do not ask for verification.)
6. Can you pay your provider at the time of service?
(You pay in full for thermography scan and UBCF reimburses you.)
7. Donate $5 to the United Breast Cancer Foundation.
(To be eligible you must donate $5 to help other women save money)
You will be eligible for a reimbursement check mailed to you for up to $150.
I do not know how long this will be available --- so get your application in asap.
As many of you know... this "GRANT" has not been available for the last 2 years.
After you have received an email confirmation confirming the amount of $'s awarded, you will then make your appointment at ThermographyForLife.org.
It can take up to 2 weeks to receive confirmation.
This "Grant" may be used for "men" or "women" and for "breast scans" or "full body scans".
The United Breast Cancer Foundation provides grants for the following as well:
Individual Grant, Holistic Care Grant, Child Sponsorship Grant, Breast Reconstruction Grant, and Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarship. Use the link above to check out these other wonderful grants.
Call: (352) 346-2746
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TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT THE MOVIE - - YOU HAVE A CHOICE
CHOOSE THERMOGRAPHY - NO RADIATION, NO COMPRESSION, EARLIER DETECTION, SAFE.
You Will Receive An Email Approval In Appx. 7 - 10 Days.
Open to women and men.
You must apply before having each scan taken and have received the confirmation email from the UBCF before having your scan. Otherwise you are ineligible if you don't have the confirmation email.
Applicants may receive a screening of their choice from a provider of their choice.
UBCF assists with base-line thermography, however, the 2nd screening of a baseline is covered at a lesser amount.
UBCF will not pay for screenings that have taken place prior to an application being submitted, approved and a Breast Screening Grant Award provided to the applicant.
UBCF reimburses the applicant for the cost of the screening (payment is no greater than the Breast Screening Grant Award).
60-day approval period – Once awarded a Breast Screening Grant, the applicant has sixty (60) days from the date of the Grant Award to have their breast screening completed AND to submit the original receipt to UBCF for reimbursement. If UBCF receives the receipt after the 60-day approval period, the Grant Award will expire.
The grant can be used towards a full body scan, since the breast are included in the scan.
It takes appx. 10-14 days to receive a confirmation email with the amount you have been awarded. So keep checking your email.
If you don't have insurance...
These programs may be of help to you:
Christian Health Care Sharing Programs
Other patients have shared this information with me. I am just passing it along... I do not endorse any of these companies. You have the right to decline, ignore, calling them or looking into them. This is just information that is being passed on that may help you or someone you know.
Health Sharing Programs
1. What are Medical Cost Sharing Ministries?
Boiled down, medical cost sharing, or health sharing ministries, are a group of like-minded individuals that agree to come together and help each other pay their medical expenses. They offer faith-based programs for planning for unforeseen medical expenses. They're not for everyone, but they are definitely worth exploring!
Since it is not health insurance, they don't have to play by the same rules. For instance, since there are no network requirements, you can go to whatever doctor you like. Once you enroll, you get a membership card, and when your doctor asks for your insurance, you can just give them your card. For many of the above programs, it will be processed in the same way.
On the rare occasion that the doctor will not accept your membership, these health sharing programs do pay in cash. That means you can always get reimbursed if you choose to stay with that doctor and pay out of pocket.
2. How do they work?
Basically, everyone pays in a certain monthly share amount, and for your own expenses, you are responsible for covering an “annual personal responsibility”, or “unshared amount” (like a deductible). Then, the rest of your medical expenses are shared among the group from what they have paid in – in many cases up to $1 million per incident! Here's a brief video explanation that might help.
3. Are there Restrictions?
Yes. Since they are faith-based ministries, they do have different guidelines (like smoking, or certain pre-existing health or lifestyle-related conditions). In which case they will decline membership.
I know Liberty Healthshare does take people with pre-existing health conditions – they accept about 97% of them. These types of conditions may be handled in a few different ways. The condition may be phased in. If that's the case, members do not share costs for that condition during the first year. Then during years two and three of membership, members share up to $50,000 of eligible expenses to treat that condition. However, some pre-existing conditions might never be shareable. You can always just call an ask.
4. Are there programs for families?
Yes! They have programs for the entire family. Your family can participate in a very comprehensive option for under $500 a month, which is a maximum. There is a range of options less expensive than that depending on how much you want shared.
For me, my children tend to go to the doctor more frequently, so they have a health insurance plan for them, and we use a medical cost-sharing ministry since we go to the doctor less frequently. But there are options that do include wellness visits.
5. What is the difference between the health care sharing ministries?
All four of the above medical cost sharing ministries are very similar, but there are some differences among them. The largest differences are in their acceptance guidelines, if they process medical bills electronically or not, and if they allow cost sharing of alternative or natural treatments.
Beyond that, I found this FAQ extremely helpful. It had a very informative and clear answer for every question I could even think of asking.
If you are looking for an affordable way to handle your medical expenses, a health sharing ministry could be just what you need.
Information About Christian HealthCare Sharing
Liberty Health Share - 1-888-604-4337
This company covers yearly Thermography Scans.
Christian Healthcare Ministries 1-800-791-6225
This company only covers Thermography Scans after they have found cancer to double check the first testing.
Medi-Share Christian Care Ministries - (800) 264-2562
Samaritan Ministries Cost Sharing Health Care
Altrua Health Share
***Disclaimer: Breast thermography offers women information that no other procedure can provide. However, breast thermography is not a replacement for or alternative to mammography or any other form of breast imaging. Breast thermography is meant to be used in addition to mammography and other tests or procedures. Breast thermography and mammography are complementary procedures, one test does not replace the other. All thermography reports are meant to identify thermal emissions that suggest potential risk markers only and do not in any way suggest diagnosis and/or treatment. Studies show that the earliest detection is realized when multiple tests are used together. This multimodal approach includes breast self-examinations, physical breast exams by a doctor, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, Pet Scan, thermography, and other tests that may be ordered by your doctor.