I have assisted clients in the past with this particular program for those who are under insured or no health insurance:

 

 

 

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening for Women of Low Income

1 (800) 511-2300

 

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts is a cancer detection program in the California Department of Public Health that provides California’s medically underserved women access to screening and diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer.

 

On December 1, 2010, the California Department of Public Health’s Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts opened enrollment to eligible women 40 years old and older for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.

 

Eligibility for breast cancer screening includes women who: Are age 40 or over Have income at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level 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 insurance program Live in California

Eligibility for cervical cancer screening includes women who: Are age 25 or over Have income at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level 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 insurance program Live in California

The 2011 Federal Poverty Level Income Guidelines by Family Size can be downloadedhere.

 

The statewide toll-free Consumer 800 Number operated by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California provides a central referral point, statewide publicity and promotion of this program, and complete and consistent data collection from both incoming and follow-up calls.

Women can call the Consumer 800 Number to: Get information about the program Pre-qualify for breast and/or cervical cancer screening services Receive referrals to participating providers in their neighborhood

The statewide toll-free Consumer 800 Number operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls are taken in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean. Callers hear a brief initial greeting in English, followed by messages in each language to guide them to an Information Specialist who speaks their language.

CPIC attempts two follow-up calls to all prequalified women who call the Consumer 800 Number to determine if each woman has scheduled an appointment and received services.

In addition, women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and women diagnosed with cervical cancer can call CPIC to prequalify for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program. CPIC’s Every Woman Counts Consumer 800 Number staff can provide referrals to Primary Care Providers who can enroll those diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer in the Treatment Program.

 

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts is funded by a federal grant and state tobacco tax revenue.

IMPACT Program for men with prostate cancer who are under insured or no health insurance:http://www.california-impact.org/

 

Richard Gallo

Resource Coordinator

Buchanan Park Apts.- EAH Housing

1150 Webster St., San Francisco, Ca 94115

(415) 474-6580

bp-tc@eahhousing.org

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