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Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts
Program Eligibility

 

Breast Cancer Screening

You may qualify for a free breast exam and mammogram if you:

  • are 40 years old or older
  • have low income*
  • have medical insurance that does not cover these services
  • have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • live in California
  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    You may qualify for a free Pap test and pelvic exam if you:

  • are 25 years old or older
  • have low income*
  • have medical insurance that does not cover these services
  • have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • live in California
  • The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP: EWC) follows the Centers for Disease Control guidelines regarding Pap tests.

    Women age 25 and older who qualify for free cervical cancer screening with CDP: EWC may receive a Pap test every year.  If the Pap test is normal three years in a row then the Pap test can be repeated every three years instead of every year.

    If you are diagnosed with Breast or Cervical Cancer, or a cervical condition that could become cancer:

    Free treatment is available to all Californians who qualify through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program.  Information on this program is available on Medi‑Cal's website or call 1-800-824-0088 to speak with an eligibility specialist.

     *CDP: EWC Income Criteria (PDF, New Window) Opens a new browser window.for 2011-12.

    Women who would like to see if they qualify for the program may call 1-800-511-2300 Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

    We speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese. If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your neighborhood.

    If you do not qualify, the CDP: EWC Regional Contractor in your area may know of other low-cost screening programs.

     

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    Last modified on: 7/27/2011 10:13 AM