COVID-19 – A message from Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Interim President & CEO

Dear Komen San Diego Community:

I want to provide you with an update regarding our response to COVID-19. The health and safety of everyone in the Komen community is our number one priority. We are following ongoing guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health, San Diego County Public Health, and our facility management.

The work we do is critical to local breast cancer patients and their families. Our staff will be working virtually to ensure that our breast cancer patients and their families are served during this time.

OUR SERVICES

While the situation is fluid, our mission and our dedication are not. Our breast cancer community and the families we serve are our top priority. Our breast health services will continue to operate as normal. Any questions or concerns, please call us at 858-573-2760 or email us at info@sdkomen.org.

Financial Assistance
Support for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment, including care coordination, copays, childcare, rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, food assistance, breast prosthetics, lymphedema sleeves, post mastectomy bras and any breast cancer related medical device.

Screening and Diagnostic Services
Funds to cover the cost for screening and diagnostic services, including mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs surgical consults, biopsies, ancillary services and more.

Care Coordination
Personalized care plan for each breast cancer patient to help decrease barriers to treatment and provide linkages to support services. This program prioritizes our most vulnerable population.

Other Help
Contact us via phone, email, or set up a videoconference! We are here to help during these times of uncertainty.

EVENT UPDATES

Please check our website and further email communication regarding upcoming events. KomenSanDiego.org/Coronavirus

VISITING KOMEN SAN DIEGO

Outside visitors are restricted, but you can still access the Komen San Diego team by phone and email. You can also schedule a videoconference with us! You can reach us at 858-573-2760 or email us at info@sdkomen.org.

HEALTH SYSTEMS

We encourage you to call ahead to your doctor’s appointments, check with your health systems and clinics on their individual policies during this time.

Below are resources for you:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Please review more information on what breast cancer patients, survivors and family members need to know regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

A CALL FOR SUPPORT

We are grateful for each of you and thank you for your understanding as we all work together to make careful, informed decisions to protect our Komen community.

We know these times are uncertain for many of us; but, the women we serve who are immunocompromised and low income will need us more than ever.

Help us continue to provide critical funds for our breast cancer patients and their families with financial aid for childcare, rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation and food assistance. If you can provide support please click here.

 

Warmly,

Meredith Hall-Chand
Interim President & CEO