Cancer Care - Community Outreach
At Berkshire Health Systems, we focus on preventing cancer as vigorously as we collaborate to fight the disease. BMC and Fairview Hospital outreach initiatives impacted thousands of people at multiple locations throughout the Berkshires. At community events, work sites, health fairs and forums called on specific health issues, our dedicated caregivers are on hand to emphasize one clear message: early detection through cancer screenings save tens of thousands of lives a year.
BMC's Patient Care Navigation program helps cancer patients and their families through an often challenging healthcare system, assisting them with access to services, resources, and follow-up care: 413-447-3092.
More information about BMC's community outreach can be obtained at Accent on Health: 413-447-3100.
Berkshire Health Systems' Advocacy for Access program provides uninsured and under insured residents with access to insurance programs: 413-445-9427.
In addition to other women's health issues, the Women's Imaging Center at BMC offers a comprehensive breast health program, from screening for breast cancer and diagnosis to post-treatment referrals for treatment support: 413-447-2147.
BMC's Community Outreach Van visits several locations every month. Along with many other services, the van's staff of health professionals offer information about cancer screenings and referrals for treatment: 413-447-2397.
BMC's Patient Care Funds provide financial assistance for those in need of a screening colonoscopy and/or mammogram. More information about colonoscopy: 413-395-7606. More information about mammogram: 413-447-2147.
The Women's Health Network Care Coordination Program, formerly known as Project Heroa, helps medically under served women receive breast and cervical screenings, diagnostics, and treatment referral services. These services are obtained through the Community Health Program in Pittsfield: 413-447-2379, and Great Barrington: 413-528-8580.
BMC's Tobacco Treatment Services offer individual and group counseling for smoking cessation. These programs have helped hundreds of people stop smoking: 413-499-2602.
Direct and Open Access for Screening Colonoscopy simplifies scheduling for an important test which can prevent and detect colorectal cancer: 413-395-7606.
More information about the following support resources can be obtaining by calling the BMC LINK line at 1-855-BMC-Link:
The Cancer Resource and Support Group
Women Facing Cancer
The Hope Group
Prostate Cancer Group