Galleri is a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test that looks for a signal shared across more than 50 types of cancer through a simple blood draw. Many of these cancers are not commonly screened for today and otherwise may go unnoticed before symptoms appear.

The Galleri test is recommended for adults with an elevated risk for cancer, such as those aged 50 or older. 

  • Only your healthcare provider can determine if Galleri is right for you. 
  • Use of Galleri is not recommended in individuals who are pregnant, 21 years old or younger, or undergoing active cancer treatment.

Our Fort Smith Assistance Program

The Whitney Marsh Foundation has provided Fort Smith’s Mercy Hospital funding for the Galleri test by Grail! If you are at risk for cancer and cannot afford the test, the foundation is here to ensure no patient is left behind. We strive to provide equal access to cancer screeners, so every Arkansan has a better chance to beat cancer. 


Who is eligible for a fully funded or partially funded test? 

A. The patient is an established patient of Mercy.
B. Mercy in good faith determines that the patient is in financial need as demonstrated by the patient meeting one of the following uniformly applied objective criteria:

       1. The patient is a Medicaid beneficiary,

       2. The patient is uninsured,

       3.  The patient has previously qualified for under the Financial Assistance Programs for Hospital, Health or Professional services within the last 2  years, or If the patient does not meet criteria (a), (b), or (c) above, criteria may be met when:  the patient demonstrates that the their annual gross household income is less than six times the Federal Poverty Level.
C. Meet at least 2-3 risk factors identified by their providers. Some of the risk factors may include; age over 50 years, a family history of cancer, smoking history, obesity, inflammatory bowel C disease, heavy alcohol use, survivors of childhood or young adult cancers, HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and transplant recipients.

If you believe you are eligible for this program and would like to seek assistance, please contact your physician at Mercy Hospital.