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Breast & Cervical Cancer Project

Free Screenings

Breast & Cervical Cancer Project

If found early, nearly all breast and cervical cancers can be treated successfully (Cancer in Ohio 2014). In Ohio, most women have insurance coverage and these screenings are covered at no cost. For women without insurance, there may be programs to help them receive these lifesaving screenings.

The Ohio Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) can help all women navigate cancer screenings. BCCP's Patient Navigation Program helps guide women through the healthcare system, find providers and community resources, and answer questions about scheduling appointments, using insurance, and more.

The Ohio BCCP program also offers no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing to qualified participants. This is one of the programs offered by the Patient Navigation Program.

For more information about BCCP or to see if you qualify for no-cost screenings, call 1-844-430-BCCP (2227) and select the corresponding option for your region. (Options #2 for Geauga)

Regions         

 

         Central      Opt. #1

         Northeast  Opt. #2

         Northwest  Opt. #3

         Southeast  Opt. #4

         Southwest  Opt. #5 

 

 

 

Eligibility Guidelines:

Female

Ohio Resident

Age 21-64 (25-64 for mammograms)

Income: At or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level Insurance: Uninsured

Payable BCCP Services

Cervical Cancer Screening & Diagnostic

Age 21 - 29

An office visit with a doctor or nurse for Pap test every three (3) years. (Office visit may include pelvic exam and clinical breast exam - CBE)

Follow-up exams and diagnostic testing for abnormal pap test.

Age 30- 64

An office visit with a doctor or nurse for a Pap test every three (3) years or Pap+HPV test every five (5) years. (Office visit may include pelvic exam and CBE)

Follow-up exams and diagnostic testing for abnormal pap test.

Age 65 +

Not eligible for the Ohio BCCP program.

Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic

Age 25 - 39

Screening/diagnostic mammography if a doctor determines a need for screening or diagnostic services based on a clinical exam, family history or other factors. (May include office visit for order) Follow-up office visits/exams and diagnostic testing for abnormal mammogram results.

Age 40 - 64

Bi-annual (every two years) screening mammography. (May include office visit for order)

Follow-up office visits/exams and diagnostic testing for abnormal mammogram results.

Age 65+

Not eligible for the Ohio BCCP program.

All services must be approved and scheduled by the Regional Enrollment Agency; clients are not to schedule their own appointments. Appointments are made with a contracted BCCP Provider for services to be covered. Pre-authorization or approval is needed for diagnostic testing that is allowed by the current listing of procedure codes.

Services Ohio BCCP does not pay for

Under age 40

Screening mammograms without physician referral (age 25-39 only)

Any Age

Any cancer treatment

Yearly Well Woman Visit

Yearly Mammography

Any services unless to screen or diagnose breast or cervical cancer

Other test doctor may order such as blood or urine tests.

Exams before signing up for Ohio BCCP.

Inpatient hospital or treatment services.

Medication prescribed at office visits.

Regional staff will review all allowable procedures prior to any medical services.