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Women's Health Check Program

New Income Guidelines effective 01/25/2018WHC_New

If detected early, nearly all breast and cervical cancers can be treated successfully. Getting screened today could save your life!

Who is Eligible??

Female Idaho Residents

  • Ages 21-64;
  • Over age 65 who are not eligible for Medicare or cannot afford Medicare Part B;
  • Low income (see the chart below);
Persons in Family Unit
Yearly Income
Monthly Income
1 person
$24,980
$2,082
2 people
$33,820
$2,819
3 people
$42,660
$3,555
4 people
$51,500
$4,292
5 people
60,340
$5,029
6 people
$69,180
$5,765
7 people
$78,020
$6,502
8 people
$86,860
$7,239

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,840 for each additional person.

  • No health insurance
  • U.S. citizen or eligible alien (with at least last 5 years of residency);

Limited enrollment and services available for uninsured women who meet these additional criteria by a healthcare professional:

    • Uninsured women age 21 - 39 symptomatic for breast cancer.
    • Uninsured women age 40 - 49 at high risk (personal history) and/or symptomatic
      for breast cancer.

Women who live in geographically or culturally isolated communities in urban and rural areas, and women who have never been screened for breast and/or cervical cancer in the last 5 years are at high risk for breast and cervical cancer and are a priority for enrollment.

What Does the Women's Health Check Program Cover?
Through WHC, female Idaho residents may qualify for FREE screening and diagnostic* services:
  • The PAP test looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated properly;
  • The HPV test looks for the human papillomavirus that can cause those cell changes that lead to cervical cancer;
  • The Pelvic exam is a visual and physical examination of a woman's reproductive organs;
  • The screening mammogram is a low-dose X-ray picture of the breast that looks for early signs of breast cancer; and
  • Doctors conduct a CBE (clinical breast exam) by looking at and feeling the breasts and underarms for lumps or anything else that seems unusual.
Age
Screening Test
How Often
21-29

Pap Test
Pelvic Exam
CBE (clinical breast exam)

Every 3 years
Part of gynecological exam
Part of gynecological exam
30-49
Pap Test
Pap Test + HPV Test
Pelvic Exam
CBE (clinical breast exam)
Every 3 years
Every 5 years
Part of gynecological exam
Part of gynecological exam
50-64
Pap Test
Pap Test + HPV Test
Pelvic Exam
CBE (clinical breast exam)
Screening Mammogram
Every 3 years
Every 5 years
Part of gynecological exam
Annually
Annually

*WHC cover diagnostic testing of abnormal results. Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the program may be eligible for treatment through Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid.

For More Information
For more information about the Women's Health Check Program or to see if you qualify for the program, please contact:

Women's Health Check Program
Eastern Idaho Public Health
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
Phone: (208) 533-3209

You may also visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's website for more information on the Women's Health Check Program.

Elderly CoupleState of Idaho Women's Health Check Site

 

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