A program that offers free Pap tests, mammograms, and clinical breast exams for women who qualify.
The WVBCCSP covers screening and diagnostic
services, from clinical breast exams and Pap tests to mammograms and
breast biopsies. For more specific information, contact the WVBCCSP at
304.558.5388 or within WV at 1.800.642.8522.
Services provided by the WVBCCSP are free or low-cost for women who qualify.
Contact the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at 304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522 to find a participating provider in your area.
Still not sure if you qualify? Call 304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522 for more information.
Breast cancer cannot be prevented. However, the survival rate greatly increases when caught in its early stages. Increase your chances of catching it early by getting mammograms and clinical breast examinations regularly.
A mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer. The WVBCCSP covers screening mammograms for Program eligible women aged 50-64. Women aged 40-49 may be eligible for mammogram coverage if they are considered high risk according to the following guidelines.
High risk is defined as:
A Pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer. It detects any problems in the cervix that can lead to cancer.
Doctors recommend that women begin having routine Pap tests at age 21 or within three years of the first time they have sexual intercourseľ whichever comes first.
Your doctor will tell you how often you should have your Pap test.
Most cervical cancers can be prevented. Pap tests are an effective way to detect problems. Once these problems are detected, treatment can stop these complications before they develop into invasive cervical cancer.
Women who meet any of the following elements are at higher risk of getting cervical cancer:
You should not receive a bill for these services, but if you do, call our office at 304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522 and ask to speak with someone within our Program.
Once you enroll, you can use our Program services for as long as you are eligible. If for any reason you take time off from the Program, you can use services again at any time without having to re-enroll as long as you are still eligible.
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West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, 350 Capitol St. Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301
304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522