Free statewide screening program for early detection of breast or cervical cancer. Program is for uninsured or underinsured low-income women. Connecticut Department of Public Health administers the program, and the screenings take place at contracted hospital and health service provider sites, https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Comprehensive-Cancer/Comprehensive-Cancer/The-Connecticut-Early-Detection-and-Prevention-Program-CEDPP
MAMMOGRAM: Women ages 40-64, or under age 40 with symptoms and/or specific risk factors;
CLINICAL BREAST EXAM AND PAP TEST: Women ages 21-64
FOR BOTH SCREENINGS: Income must be at or under 250% Federal Poverty Level; Must have no insurance or insurance that does not provide coverage for Pap tests or mammograms or have a high insurance deductible.
Women 65+ who are not enrolled in Medicare Part B may be eligible to receive CBCCEDP services.
NOTE: Program sites will determine eligibility, including risk assessment
Screenings are provided at contracted hospitals. The names of these sites can be found by visiting this web page within the Department of Public Health site, and then scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Once a Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program site (contracted hospitals and health service providers) diagnoses a woman as needing breast or cervical cancer treatment, it will determine whether the woman meets the general eligibility criteria listed above. If eligible, the woman will receive full Medicaid coverage.
HOW TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name: Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Public Health
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2023