The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program is a federally funded program that provides screening services to underserved, uninsured women in Wayne County.
Participants must meet several requirements, which include:
Frequency of Screenings
- Be 250% of poverty level income status (based on family size)
- Be between 18 and 64 years of age and not part of the Family Planning Program or desiring birth control
- No insurance that covers mammograms or pap smears
- No Medicaid or Medicare Part B (both of these will cover pap smears and mammograms)
Pap Smears are done yearly until 3 consecutive normal exams are achieved in a 5-year period of time. Then paps are done every 3 years unless symptoms indicate otherwise. Abnormal paps are followed up based on program protocol as established by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta).
Mammograms are done yearly for those 50 to 64 years of age, and every other year for those 40 to 49 years of age unless there is an abnormality noted on the clinical breast exam. If an abnormality is noted, mammograms will be done each year to assure stability of the finding.
If you think qualify, call 919-731-1000 to schedule an appointment.