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Women's Health Check Program

New Income Guidelines effective 01/24/22WHC_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; (see table below as services vary depending on age),
  • Over age 65 who are not eligible for Medicare or cannot afford Medicare Part B,
  • No health insurance coverage,
  • U.S. citizen or eligible alien (with at least 5 years of residency),
  • Low income (see the chart below);
Persons in Family Unit
Yearly Income
Monthly Income
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
8 people

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 (annually) for each additional person.

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.
Screening Test
How Often

Pap Test
Pelvic Exam

Every 3 years
Part of gynecological exam
Pap Test
Pap Test + HPV Test, or hrHPV only
Pelvic Exam
Every 3 years
Every 5 years
Part of gynecological exam
Pap Test
Pap Test + HPV Test, or hrHPV only
Pelvic Exam
CBE (clinical breast exam)
Screening Mammogram
Every 3 years
Every 5 years
Part of gynecological exam
Annually (combined with a mammogram)

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 Elderly Couplemore information on the Women's Health Check Program.

State of Idaho Women's Health Check Site


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