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Garment Resources

Local Garment Resources

Rothschild Home Health Care

817 E Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 475-5181

Lady Jane Mastectomy Boutique

892 E Brighton Ave # B
Syracuse, NY 13205
(315) 498-9086

New Beginnings
5008 Brittonfield Pkwy # 200
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 634-1295‎
Online Garment Resources

Tlc-tender loving care is a not-for-profit website and catalog of the American Cancer Society. Our mission is to help women cope during and after cancer treatment by providing wigs and other hair loss products (plus how-to information), as well as mastectomy products, all at affordable prices.

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Wigs and Head Coverings
ACS Wig Program – A program that provides free wigs from limited supply to needy patients suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment. These wigs are intended for those with insufficient insurance coverage for wigs. For more information: Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

New Beginnings
5008 Brittonfield Pkwy # 200
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 634-1295‎

Mr. C’s Hair Replacement Studio
6088 E. Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY 13212

Profiles by Kristin
2113 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211

Genesis II Hair Replacement
(315) 458-1074
405 East Taft Rd., North Syracuse, NY

A&E (Real Hair Wigs Only)
5781 Bridge St., East Syracuse, NY

Hot Cocoa’s Hair & Beauty Supply
4200 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY


Free or low cost mammograms, education/awareness programs, and patient navigation in Central New York

The New York State Cancer Services Program will provide free breast screenings to women 40 years and older and who are uninsured or cannot pay for these services.

In Onondaga County: 315-435-3653
Outside Onondaga County: 1-866-442-2262


2012 - 2013 Grantees – Funded by Komen CNY
ARISE Child & Family Service, Inc.

Phone:  315.472.3171


  • Provide breast health outreach & education to underserved woman, including African American and Latina populations, and also women with disabilities
  • Assist in overcoming barriers to receiving screenings and follow-up health care when needed


Canton Potsdam Hospital
Phone: 315.244.3007   

  • Patient navigation throughout screening, diagnosis and treatment


Carthage Area Hospital
Phone:  315.519.1530


  • Outreach & awareness programming to underserved populations


Cayuga County Health Department

Phone: 315.253.1560    

  • Breast cancer screening & diagnostic
  • Provide breast health education and clinical breast exams


Chenango Health Network- Every Woman Counts
Phone: 607.337.4128

  • Community based education & outreach activities
  • Support for uninsured/underinsured women to receive screenings & follow-up care if necessary


Crouse Hospital / Crouse Health Foundation
Phone: 315.470.7015


  • Outreach & awareness of free and reduced-cost services
  • Patient navigation through the continuum of care
  • Breast Cancer & Lymphedema Physical Therapy


Highland Hospital

Phone:  585.487.3304


  • Provide awareness on importance of self-exam and clinical exams, mammography and support services for medically underserved populations
  • Educational materials and outreach activities providing breast health education, health resources and referral systems
  • Aid in overcoming barriers to care through patient navigation from initial screening, through treatment and follow-up, when necessary


Lewis County Public Health Agency- Circle of Care Breast Cancer Navigation Program
Phone: 315.376.5453

  • Community based breast cancer navigation program
  • Provide screenings for those who do not qualify for Cancer Services Program


Oneida County Health Department

Phone:  315.798.5229


  • Provide breast cancer screenings through Cancer Services Program
  • Screenings, education and awareness for women of the Oneida Indian Nation, Latino population and women in rural areas


Onondaga County Health Department

Phone:  315.435.3653


  • Culturally appropriate materials for education & outreach to at-risk populations
  • Provide support and reduce barriers for urban African American women and Onondaga & Oneida native women to receive breast cancer screenings


Spanish Action League on Onondaga County, Inc.
Phone: 315.475.6153  ext 212


  • Awareness for Latina women on screenings and early detection through educational workshops
  • Provide interpreters for doctor appointments and assistance in insurance paperwork and necessary resources for the uninsured/underinsured



St. Lawrence County Public Health Department

Phone: 315.386.2325


  • Breast cancer screening through Cancer Service Program
  • Staff assistance through screenings and follow-up scenarios


St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation- Lymphedema Education & Prevention

Phone: 315.703.2035

  • Provide treatment and self-management skills for breast cancer patients suffering from the effects of lymphedema
  • Educational seminars for the community and providers


University of Rochester

Phone:  585.224.3070


  • Provide clinical breast exams and ensure access to annual mammograms for uninsured women
  • Provide education and awareness, through workshops and bilingual materials, on the importance and availability of screening and diagnostic services


Financial Resources for People Living with Breast Cancer
There are many financial resources to help people with breast cancer. The first place you can turn to for advice is a trusted health care provider. Physicians, nurses and social workers can all provide information and advice about financial matters. Hospital discharge planners, patient relation offices, patient service offices, social workers and patient navigators at hospitals or managed care organizations may be helpful too. For questions about specific insurance policies, state insurance agencies and insurance companies can be helpful.

Many state and national organizations provide information about financial assistance and insurance. Some of these are listed below along with resources to help with travel, lodging and medical items, including prescription drugs.

Local to NYS and Identified Counties in NYS
St. Agatha Foundation
Phone: 888-878-7900
For help paying for the following costs: treatment, procedures, testing, prescription co-pays, medication not covered by insurance, Office visits or Procedural Co-pays, Wound Care Systems, Breast reconstruction, Lymphedema Sleeves, Alternate Treatments not covered by insurance, Transportation to and from treatment, Prostheses, Post-surgical camisoles, bras, wigs, and wellness needs.

Serves patients in Onondaga, Cortland, Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, and Oswego counties.
Works directly with the hospitals or practice where the survivor is currently receiving treatment.

Embrace Your Sisters

Phone: 585-624-9690
Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in the Finger Lakes region (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties) with emergency funds when faced with the diagnosis of breast cancer, allowing them to focus on their families and recovery. Funds can be provided for mounting co-pays and medical expenses, rent/mortgages, utilities, and other necessary expenses.

Phone: 585.362.0626
A non-profit organization created to provide financial assistance to those during the battle of breast cancer. Help provided for: Rent/Mortgage, Utility Expenses, Vehicle Payments, Childcare, Groceries, Pharmacy Co-pays, Uncovered Prosthesis/Medical Clothing, Wigs, Transportation.

Mary Lukas MRI Foundation
MRI Funding by this Not for profit organization to assist individuals at risk for breast cancer and without the means to pay for an MRI.

New York Bridge Plan
In New York State, the PCIP plan (the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan) is called the NY Bridge Plan, and is administered by Group Health Incorporated (GHI), an EmblemHealth company.
       To be eligible to apply, individuals must:

·         Be a legal U.S. resident;

·         Be a resident of New York State;

·         Have a pre-existing medical condition;  

·                                                                                                    and not have had health care coverage for the last six months.
The NY Bridge Plan covers a broad range of services, including primary and specialty care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, and prescription drugs, as well as assistance from professional nurses and caseworkers to help members manage chronic conditions and maintain overall health. Eligibility is not based on income. Coverage for a pre-existing condition begins right away, with no waiting period. Health insurance coverage under this program is more affordable than what is currently available in the individual market. Through the NY Bridge Plan, premiums will be $362/month for residents of upstate counties and $421/month for residents of downstate counties.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the NY Bridge Plan reaches capacity, a waiting list will be established. If you need an application and brochure mailed to you, please call 1-877-444-9622 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or toll free 1-877-444-9622 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation


Information on Financial Issues and Insurance
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Gives detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50.
888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

American Cancer Society's "Taking Charge of Money Matters"
Offers a series of booklets on financial topics for people living with cancer.
800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Publishes the booklets "Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor" and "What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance".

Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers legal and advocacy help when disputing insurance claim denials and provides financial assistance information.

Social Security Administration
Find your local social security office.

US Department of Health and Human Services: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Provides information on choosing a health plan.

US Department of Health and Human Services: Medicare
Provides detailed information on the Medicare health insurance program, including Medicare prescription drug plans.
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)


Posted on November 8, 2012 .