Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP)
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (formerly called the HealthyWoman program) is available to under-insured and uninsured women ages 21 and over. Eligibility is based on income and household size. Through the Breast and Cervical Cancer early Detection Program, eligible women can receive free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic testing that may include:
- Clinical Breast Exams
- Pelvic Exams and Pap Tests
- Screening Mammograms
- Breast and Cervical Diagnostic Testing as Needed
MFHS offers BCCEDP at two locations:
|Scranton Circle of Care|
640 Madison Ave, 1st floor
Scranton, PA 18510
|Hazleton Circle of Care|
10 West Chestnut Street, Suite 9
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-501-2941 or 570-501-2961
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, including help finding a location outside of the current MFHS service area, call 1-800-215-7494 (this phone number is managed by Adagio Health).
You may be eligible if you meet these requirements:
- Breast cancer screening and diagnostics – If you are 40 through 64 years old
- Cervical cancer screening and diagnostics – If you are 21 through 64 years old
- If you are under 40 years old, you may be eligible if you have symptoms.
If you are under 40 and your health care provider tells you that you are at high risk for breast cancer, you may be eligible for PA-BCCEDP services. High risk includes genetic mutations, family history and some other factors. Talk to your health care provider for more information.
You may be eligible if you are 65 or older and do not have Medicare Part B.
You must live in Pennsylvania.
You may be eligible for the PA-BCCEDP if your family’s gross household income is at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.
2021 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines at 250% of Poverty (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
|Family Size||Gross Annual Income||Gross Monthly Income|
|Each additional person||$11,350||$946|
You must be uninsured or under-insured.
Under-insured means you have health insurance, but it does not cover breast or cervical cancer screening, diagnostic services or both, offered by PA-BCCEDP or you are financially unable to pay any required deductible or co-payment.
- If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B or Medicaid, you are not eligible for PA-BCCEDP.
- If you have Medicaid Family Planning Services program only, you are considered to be under-insured and you are eligible for PA-BCCEDP.
- If you are a biological woman you may be eligible.
- If you are a transgender woman (M to F) and have taken or are taking hormones you may be eligible.
- If you are a transgender man (F to M) you may be eligible if you still have breasts, a cervix or both.
You can learn more about the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at the state of Pennsylvania’s website.