close print view
Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
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. With these funds, low-income women now have access to life-saving cancer screening services and follow-up care, including cancer treatment if that should be needed.
The following information MUST be determined PRIOR to enrolling women in BCCCP
1. Insurance status: Ask the following questions:
4. Residency and Citzenship Status: (must be Michigan Resident)
c. EXCEPTIONS for Residency Status:
What Services Are Available Through the Program?
Through these local public health programs, women aged 40-64 can receive screening services such as:
If a breast and/or cervical abnormality is identified from the screening test/exam, the woman will be referred to community providers for follow-up. Over 75 diagnostic services are provided free of cost through the BCCCP. Some of these include:
In the event of a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer through the BCCCP, a woman may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. If eligible, Medicaid will pay for all of her medical expenses for as long as she is being treated for the cancer. Once treatment is no longer needed, the woman is then potentially eligible (once again, based upon age and income) for continued annual screening services through the BCCCP.
A woman remains eligible for Medicaid coverage until:
Note: Women who are illegal aliens, although eligible for BCCCP services, cannot receive Medicaid coverage. Federal law limits Medicaid coverage to citizens and legal aliens.
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.
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
PoliciesMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey
Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan