The Women's Health Check Program 6/2010
Women’s Health Check gives eligible women the gift of good health care with free clinical breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests.
Every woman is at risk for breast and cervical cancer. The risk increases as you get older, but it’s easier to cure when found early. That’s why having annual mammograms and regular Pap tests is an important part of keeping yourself well and feeling more secure about your health. Exams are available from more than 250 qualified Idaho health care providers. Enrollment is simple.
How do I know if I qualify?
Women’s Health Check is for women who:
- Do not have health insurance that covers mammograms or Pap tests
- Meet the income guidelines –Income guidelines are 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Are one of the following:
- Age 50-64 (eligible for a Pap test and a mammogram)
- Age 40-49 and have not had a Pap test in the last 5 years or have never had a Pap test (eligible for a Pap test only)
- Age 65 or older and is NOT eligible for Medicare, or can not afford Medicare Part B.
Limited services may be available to uninsured women who meet either of these exceptions:
Age 30-49 and have symptoms suspicious of breast cancer.
Age 30-39 and have symptoms suspicious of cervical cancer.
How Do I Enroll?
If you think you may qualify for free screening through Women’s Health Check, contact one of the Women’s Health Check Enrollment Centers. A
representative will connect you with a Women’s Health Check provider in your area. The provider will let you know if you qualify and if you do, will help to schedule your appointment. When you enroll in Women’s Health Check you will receive an enrollment card and a Welcome Packet with program information.