For more than 20 years, CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has provided free or low-cost mammograms and Pap tests to low-income women with little or no health insurance.
Qualifications for Program Services
To receive NBCCEDP screenings and other services, Federal guidelines require a woman to be underinsured or uninsured, and at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. They also must be between the ages of 40 and 64 for breast cancer screening, and 18 and 64 for cervical cancer screening services. An estimated 8 to 11 percent of women throughout the U.S. are eligible to receive services. To find out if you qualify for free or low-cost mammograms and Pap tests, contact your local program.