Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)
Deaths from breast and cervical cancers could be avoided if cancer screening rates increased among women at risk. Deaths from these diseases occur disproportionately among women who are uninsured or underinsured. Mammography and Pap tests are underused by women who have no source or no regular source of health care, women without health insurance, and women who immigrated to the United States within the past 10 years.
This program provides access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for low-income, uninsured, and underserved women who are between the ages of 40-64 for breast cancer and 21-64 for cervical cancer. Priority is given to never or rarely screened women, those aged 50-64 whose income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level.
Services provided by the program include:
- Clinical breast examinations
- Pelvic examinations
- Pap tests
- Referrals for mammograms (if 40 or over)
- Diagnostic evaluation if results are abnormal
- Referrals to treatment through the Women’s Health Medicaid Program
To access services, call your local county public health department. Information regarding the program may also be obtained from the Division of Public Health, Screening and Treatment Program by email email@example.com or by telephone (404) 657-7735.
Breast Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screening