Did you know, when found early enough, 98% of women survive breast cancer and 92% of women survive cervical cancer?
Find a Health Center near you or call 1-800-230-PLAN to see if you qualify for a free screening today.
The Women's Wellness Connection program (WWC) provides free breast and cervical cancer screening to low income, uninsured and underserved women across Colorado. For women 21-39 who qualify, the screening includes a pelvic exam, Pap test, and HPV test if indicated. For women 40-64 who qualify, the screening includes a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap test, HPV test, and screening mammogram. Other diagnostic services are also paid for by the program.
You may qualify for WWC if all of this is true for you:
* You live in Colorado
* Your income is in a certain range
* You don't have health insurance, or you do have health insurance but you can't afford to pay the deductible
* You have not had a normal Pap test or mammogram in the past 12 months
Nevada has a similar program known as Women's Health Connection (WHC), for individuals who have not had a normal Pap test or mammogram within the last 12 months. To qualify for a free breast exam, Pap test and pelvic exam, women must be at least 40 years old, live in Nevada, not have insurance and have an income within a certain range. Women who are 50 to 64 years old and meet these requirements may also receive a free mammogram.
New Mexico also has a breast and cervical cancer program called the BCC program. To qualify for a free breast exam, Pap test and pelvic exam, women may qualify as early as age 21, must live in New Mexico, be uninsured or have insurance with a high deductible, and have an income within a certain range.
To qualify for free services, which could include a Pap test and pelvic exam, a breast exam, or a mammogram referral, women must be at least 21 years old. Women who are over 30 years old and meet these requirements may also receive a free mammogram referral.
Breast Health Services Project
Planned Parenthood has funding available for breast health services in New Mexico. Covered services include clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, and diagnostic services. You may qualify for funding if you are uninsured or have insurance with a high deductible, and your income is in a certain range. Susan G. Komen® North Texas helps provide funding in New Mexico.
We encourage women to use these programs!
Contact the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you. Ask the staff about the program in your area and they will check to see if you qualify. Make an appointment for an annual exam or breast check and come to your appointment early in order to fill out forms. Our staff will answer your questions and make sure you get the care that you need.