Princeton provides a mammography screening program for our female faculty and staff members ages 35 and over. We offer this program twice year — spring and fall. Human Resources mails eligible female faculty and staff members a flyer announcing the program.
Princeton encourages faculty, staff, and their families, whenever possible, to utilize an independent
in-network radiology facility instead of a hospital. For more information about managing healthcare costs, refer to Managing our Healthcare Costs at Princeton.
The Mammography Screening Program utilizes two in-network facilities with digital equipment and separate appointment schedules for Princeton faculty and staff available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are enrolled in a Princeton University health plan including the Princeton Health Plan (PHP), HMO, or Consumer Direct Health Plan (CDHP), there is no copayment for a preventative mammogram and the service is covered at 100%. If you are enrolled in the Princeton University J-1 Visa Plan, there is a $40 copayment for your mammogram.
For all other health plans other than a Princeton University health plan, contact your health insurance provider. Individuals without health insurance should contact the facility for rates.
If any of the following categories apply to you, you are not eligible to participate in the Mammography Screening Program. Instead, you should contact your regular physician or gynecologist for all matters related to your breast health.
- Are under age 35
- Have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the past five years
- Have a new breast problem, such as a lump, skin change or nipple discharge
- Have had breast implants
- Have had any type of breast surgery, biopsy or aspiration within the past year
- Are currently breast feeding or breast-fed within the past nine months
- Are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
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- for reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed
- reconstructive surgery of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
- prostheses and treatment of physical complications of all stages of mastectomy, including lymph edema (swelling associated with removal of the lymph nodes)