California State Breast Cancer Resources

June 14, 2011 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is pleased to announce the Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP: EWC) is open to enrollment for eligible women age 40 and older for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.

The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP:EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests to California’s underserved women.

You may qualify for free Breast Cancer Screening Information services if you are:

  • 40 years old or older
  • Meet CDP:EWC low income criteria
  • Have medical insurance that does not cover breast cancer screening
  • Have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • Are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • Live in California

Cervical Cancer Prevention Information

You may qualify for free services if you are:

  • 25 years old or older
  • Meet CDP:EWC low Income criteria
  • Have medical insurance that does not cover cervical cancer prevention screening
  • Have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • Are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • Live in California

Call 1-800-511-2300 Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your neighborhood.

If you don’t qualify, the CDP:EWC representative for your area may know of other low-cost screening programs that might be available to you. The Regional Contractors are also your link to support groups, advocacy groups and the latest information on what’s happening in your community.

Treatment Information

If you are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer:

Free treatment is available to all Californians who qualify through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program. Information on this program is available on Medi-Cal’s website or call 1-800-824-0088 to speak with an eligibility specialist.

Contact the social worker at Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information and Resource Line, 877-RLC-2120, or online for more referrals to breast cancer resources.

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