San Diego Lung Cancer Screening InitiativeLung HelpLine Nurse Navigator-guided education and navigation for learning about your lung cancer risk and the importance of screening.
Did you know that current and former smokers may be eligible for FREE lung cancer screening? Call our Lung Helpline Navigation team today to find out if you are eligible and get support at each step of the process.
Receive guidance and resources:
- Screening centers near you
- Transportation assistance
- Tobacco cessation referral (free services)
* Spanish speakers available
Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm CST
TTY for hearing impaired:
Do you or a family member currently receive healthcare through Medicaid (Medi-Cal)?
During the COVID-19 pandemic Congress passed a law that prevented people from losing Medicaid coverage. California resumed the renewal process on April 2023 and will begin terminating coverage for some people on July 1, 2023. Take a look at our Medi-Cal fact sheet to learn more about what you can do to ensure you keep your coverage and maintain access to important services like lung cancer screening and quit smoking treatments. This is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
About the Initiative:
The American Lung Association is working to increase lung cancer screening rates in target communities: This intervention will integrate public health equity best practices through building awareness and reducing barriers to care, increased early-stage cancer diagnosis, increase early intervention, reduce morbidity and mortality rates and provide appropriate client support to lung cancer screening referrals and facilitate low-dose CT for the target populations, Black individuals and Hispanic/Latino individuals, and for all eligible clients.
Funding for this project was made possible by a grant from Bristol Meyers Squibb.
Page last updated: July 18, 2023