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    Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program

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    Women's Cancer Screening Program in Michigan 

    Since 1991, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has implemented a comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program provides breast and cervical screening and diagnostic services to eligible women who otherwise would not have access to these services.

    Who Is Eligible? 

    To be enrolled in the BCCCP, the woman must:

    • Have an income < 250% of federal poverty level* (see below)
    • Be uninsured
    • Be age 40 - 64 for breast/cervical cancer screening and for diagnostic follow-up of breast/cervical abnormalities.
    • Current Michigan Resident

    Note: Women who are enrolled in a managed care program, a health maintenance organization, or Medicare Part B are not eligible for the BCCCP.

    Federal Poverty Level (2013)*   

    Size of Family Unit 

    Poverty Guideline

    250% of Poverty Level 

     1 

    $11,490

    $28,725

     2 

    $15,510

    $38,775

     3 

    $19,530

    $48,825

     4 

    $23,550

    $58,875

     5 

    $27,570

    $68,925

     6 

    $31,590

    $78,975 

     7 

    $35,610

    $89,025

      8 

    $39,630

    $99,075

      Each additional member (beyond 8) 

    $4,020

    add $10,050

      *The federal poverty level figures are updated annually.   

     


    What Services Are Available Through the Program?

    Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Services provided by the program include the following:

    • Clinical Breast Exams
    • Mammograms
    • Pap Tests
    • Pelvic Exams

    Diagnostic Services

    If a breast and/or cervical abnormality is identified from the screening test/exam, the woman will be referred to community providers for diagnostic follow-up. Not all follow-up services are paid by the program, but the program does provide over 75 diagnostic services free of cost.

    Some of these include:

    • Diagnostic mammograms
    • Ultrasounds
    • Breast biopsy
    • Colposcopy services
    • Colposcopy-directed biopsy services
    • Medical consultations and
    • Selected anesthesia services.

    Cancer Treatment

    Although the BCCCP doesn't pay for cancer treatment services, women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the program may be eligible to apply for Medicaid coverage.  They will receive Medicaid coverage as long as they are undergoing treatment for breast or cervical cancer.  If a woman does not qualify for Medicaid, the BCCCP agency will assist her in obtaining the needed cancer treatment.

    Where Are These Services Available?

    Women throughout Michigan may seek these services from over 700 contracted BCCCP providers across the state.  Services are also available through the tribal health clinics of seven federally recognized Indian tribes.

    Any Michigan woman, ages 40 through 64, can call 1-800-922-MAMM to obtain a local phone number to talk to the BCCCP coordinating agency closest to her home.  The local agency will assess each woman for program eligibility based on age and income, and provide an appointment to a health care provider or clinic near her home.

    For the name and number of the local BCCCP agency nearest you, call (toll-free) 800-922-MAMM or click here to download a county-by-county list of local BCCCP coordinating agencies within Michigan.(available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file)*

    WISEWOMAN Program

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    The WISEWOMAN Program provides chronic disease risk factor screening and lifestyle interventions to Michigan women with little or no insurance. In order to be enrolled in WISEWOMAN, a woman must first be in the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP).

     

    For information about Michigan's WISEWOMAN program, please visit: Michigan's WISEWOMAN Program 

     

    For additional information about the WISEWOMAN Program, please visit:  http://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/index.htm  

      
    *Please Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, print and/or save these files once you have downloaded them. If you need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here . 

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