Becoming a Breast Care Patient
Whether you need a screening mammogram or comprehensive breast cancer care, the specialists at Rutland’s Breast Care Program will provide you with the region’s most advanced care, close to home. We are always accepting new patients and offer convenient weekday and Saturday hours.
Our support staff are familiar with the benefits provided by many insurance plans and can help you with your insurance coverage questions; however, you may want to check with your insurance company about copayments and referral requirements for your specific plan.
Because we understand that paying for breast cancer treatment can be an added source of stress during an already difficult time, we offer in-house financial specialists who can provide information on eligibility for assistance programs and advice regarding payment concerns.
What to Bring
When you schedule your first appointment, our skilled support staff will provide you with all the information you need to help you make the most of your visit.
When you arrive, you may be asked to complete patient intake forms, including release-of-information forms that allow Rutland Regional’s Breast Care Program to coordinate your care and share information with your primary care physician or specialty physicians. To make sure your visit goes smoothly, we recommend bringing the following items:
- Insurance card
- Photo ID
- Copayment, if required by your insurance
- A list of treatments and medical health history
- A complete list of all medications that you are taking (including over-the-counter medications and supplements)
- Notes from your last few physician visits, if applicable
- A list of questions or concerns
We encourage you to bring a friend or a loved one with you to provide support during your visits. If requested, a certified breast patient navigator can accompany you to your appointments.