Breast and Cervical Cancer

Control Program

Since 1991, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has implemented a comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With these funds, low-income women now have access to life-saving cancer screening services and follow-up care, including cancer treatment if that should be needed. 

Through this program, women who have breast and cervical cancer will be identified at earlier stages of these diseases, when treatment is less expensive and the survival rate is more favorable. Working together, participating medical providers and local health agencies can ensure that the highest quality breast and cervical cancer control services are available to all women in their communities.

The Central Michigan District Health Department has enlisted the cooperation and participation of physicians, hospitals, and other health care organizations in their communities to assure that all necessary follow-up services are provided.

Local agencies are required to provide or arrange for basic screening services, i.e., clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap smears, and patient education.

To be eligible for BCCCP services, women must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Have an income < 250% of federal poverty level

  • Be uninsured
    AND

  • Be age 40 - 64 for breast/cervical cancer screening and for diagnostic follow-up of breast/cervical abnormalities
    or

  • Be age 18 - 39 and have been identified with a cervical abnormality through the Family Planning program (Title X).

 

Note: Women who are enrolled in a managed care program, a health maintenance organization, or Medicare Part B are not eligible for the BCCCP.

 

Please call or visit your local CMDHD Branch office for more information:

 

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The mission of the Central Michigan District Health Department is to promote health & physical well-being by providing preventive health care, education, & environmental safety to all members of the community.

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