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BCCP Program Eligibility

The Ohio Department of Health's Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) has two programs that can offer help to women seeking breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.

Patient Navigation:

The Ohio BCCP can help all women navigate cancer screenings.  BCCP’s Patient Navigation Program helps guide women through the healthcare system, find providers and community resources, and answer questions about scheduling appointments, using insurance, and more.

There are no eligibility requirements for the BCCP Patient Navigation Program.  We encourage all women at 21 years old and older to call and enroll in our program.

BCCP Screenings:

The Ohio BCCP program also offers no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing to qualified participants.  This is one of the programs offered by the Patient Navigation Program. In general, Ohio women are eligible for the BCCP Screenings if they meet the following criteria:

  • Low income 
  • Do not have health insurance, and  
  • Are 40 years of age or older to receive Pap tests and clinical breast exams, or
  • Are 50 years of age or older to receive mammograms (women age 40 to 49 years can also receive a mammogram if indicated by a clinical breast exam, family history or other factors).

Our patient navigators will review to see if you meet these qualifications.  If not, they will assist with finding other possible programs for assistance.


Last Reviewed: 01/06/2017