WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) 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.
Free or low-cost services, including clinical breast exams, pap-tests, pelvic exams, and mammograms, are available for West Virginia residents who are:
*Patients between the ages of 21-24 who meet the criteria above are eligible for cervical cancer screening services only. If still participating in the program at 25 or older, they may be eligible for both breast and cervical cancer screening services. Women between the ages of 25-40 must be experiencing symptoms or be at high risk for breast cancer development to qualify for breast cancer screening services. Patients between the ages of 40-64 may also qualify for free or low-cost cardiovascular health screening (may include WISEWOMAN) , if available in your area.
Why is early detection important?
Cancer screening is key to early detection. When found early, cancer is often easier to treat and your chance of survival greatly improves.
Did you know?
Early stages of cancer may have no symptoms.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually.
Nearly all cases of cervical cancer can be prevented with HPV vaccination and routine screening.
Free or Low Cost Cancer Screenings
We provide free or low cost breast
cancer screenings for qualifying
West Virginia women aged 40-64,
or those women under 40 who are
experiencing symptoms or are at
high risk. We also provide free or
low cost cervical cancer screenings for qualifying West Virginia women, ages 21-64.
Clinical breast exams
For people who qualify and need follow-up services for an abnormal test, the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program can help guide you to additional services.
For people who qualify, we can guide you to the support and services you need for cancer treatment.