Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
"A Breast Cancer Screening Program for
The Breast Cancer Early Detection Program (BCEDP) is
a program sponsored by the state of California. It pays for eligible, low-income
women to have breast examinations and other tests that find breast cancer. The goal
is to find breast cancer early when it is more treatable.
GET THE FACTS!
- ANY woman can get breast cancer.
- Most women who get breast cancer do NOT have a family history of breast cancer.
- It is important that you get screened each and every year.
- Early detection with examinations and mammograms can save your life!
For women who are eligible, these breast cancer screening services are free
of charge every year!
Clinical Breast Examination (CBE)
This program will pay for a clinical breast examination for all program eligible
women age 40 and over.
The program will pay for a mammogram for all women age 40 and over.
This program will pay for follow-up procedures needed to find out if a woman does
have breast cancer. The doctor will explain these tests to you.
We hope your experience with the
BCEDP is a pleasant one and that you will get an exam and mammogram every
If you receive a bill that you thought would be covered by BCEDP, call the
Partnership at (916) 556-3344 for assistance.
Any woman who is 40 and over and is currently
underinsured or uninsured by a health plan or Medi-Cal/Medi-Care may be eligible for
screening and detection services from BCEDP.
* underinsured means:
unable to pay co-payment or deductible
unable to pay Medi-Cal share of cost
limited or restricted coverage
|Income Eligibility -
Number of family
members including self
additional family member add: $ 503
Call 1-800-511-2300 to see if you are eligible.
You will be asked questions about your age, income, and health
coverage to see if you can be examined in this program.
If eligible, you will receive an application
and a list of doctors or clinics in your area. Use this list to call
and make an appointment for a "clinical breast exam."
GO TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. Take your BCEDP
application. Show it to the office staff at each appointment. This
form lets the office staff know that BCEDP will pay for your
appointment and tests. The staff will make copies and give you one
Take this application with you to every BCEDP
Keep all your appointments for exams or tests
recommended by the doctor until you know you do not have breast
Examine your breast every month and get your
yearly doctor exams and mammograms.
Find out about BCEDP because Every Woman Counts...Every
The Gold Country Regional Partnership is a coalition of
people and organizations from 13 counties in Northern California working together to save
women's lives through early detection and screening services. For information call
HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL AT (916) 556-3344