The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) is a comprehensive public health program that helps uninsured or underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival.
The WVBCCSP provides clinical breast examinations (CBEs), mammograms, and Pap tests for eligible women, as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. Since Program inception in 1991, the WVBCCSP has enrolled over 107,000 women and provided more than 209,000 Pap tests, 136,000 mammograms, and 198,000 breast exams.
While screening services are key to early detection, their existence alone is insufficient to achieve a reduction in the illness and death associated with these diseases.
The Program offers free or low cost services including Clinical breast exams, Pap tests, Pelvic exams, Mammograms.
The Program is for women who are between the ages of 25 and 64, have no health insurance or are underinsured, meet the income guidelines and are a resident of West Virginia.
Effective June 30, 2016 to June 29, 2017
For more information contact the health department at (304) 234-3682 or Shelly Dusic, Health Information Specialist at (304) 293-2370.