Program Description

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) helps low-income, uninsured, and under-served women gain access to lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical cancers. The NBCCEDP program provides clinical breast examinations, mammograms, and Pap tests for eligible women who participate in the program as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. Currently, the NBCCEDP funds all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 11 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations to provide screening services for breast and cervical cancer.

General Program Requirements

You must be between 40 and 64 years of age for breast cancer screenings and 21 to 64 years of age for cervical cancer screenings.

Also, in order to qualify for this benefit program:

  • You must have no insurance, or insurance that does not fully cover screening exams or certain diagnostic tests.
  • Your yearly income must be at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Some programs may have thresholds lower than 250 percent.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

To find out where you can get a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test contact your local breast and cervical cancer program at:

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/screenings.htm

Telephone:
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)

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