Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Let No Woman Be Overlooked
A women’s health program from the NH Dept. of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services
It is a program to provide FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings to women who meet certain requirements. The screenings are offered at many health care sites throughout NH, including Memorial Hospital.
Services that the Breast & Cervical Cancer Program will pay for include:
- Office Visit
- Cliinical breast exam
- Pelvic Exam
- Pap test**
- Diagnostic mammogram
- Breast ultrasound
- Surgical consultation
- Aspiration of breast cyst
- Breast biopsy
- Stereotactic biopsy
*Every 1-2 years for women ages 40 and older.
** Women age 21 to 64 years – screening with Pap test every 3 years or screening with Pap test and HPV test every 5 years for women age 30 to 64
BCCP does not pay for Computer-Aided Detection (CAD). If you are enrolled in this program and receive a bill for these services, please call 1-800-852-3345 ext. 4931.
Who is the Program for?
It is for women age 21-64 who have no health insurance or have insurance that does not pay for screening tests. Cervical cancer screening is mainly for women who have never had a Pap test or have not had one in over 5 years. Mammography screening is mainly for women age 50 and over.
Income guidelines also apply (see below)
|21-29||Clinical Breast Exam (CBE), pelvic exam, Pap test. Mammogram ONLY is lump is found during CBE or Breast Self Exam (BSE)|
|30-39||CBE, pelvic exam, Pap test with HPV test. Mammogram ONLY if lump found during CBE or BSE.|
|40-49||CBE, Pap test with HPV test, pelvic exam. Women under age of 50 should talk with their health care provider about when to start biennial mammography screening.|
|50-64||CBE, Pap test with HPV test, pelvic exam, biennial mammogram.|
|65+||No cervical cancer screenings for women older than 65 who have had adequate screning and are not high risk. Mammogram ONLY if ineligible for Medicare or not enrolled in Medicare part B.|
How to make an appointment for FREE breast and cervical cancer screening:
Call Memorial Hopsital at 603-356-5461 ext. 2388. Be sure to mention that you are intersted in the Let No Woman Be overlooked Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. You will be asked some questions. If you are eligible, an appointment will be scheduled for you.
Other locations for services are available throughout the state – call 1-800-854-3345 ext. 4931 for an updated listing of screening sites.