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Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Citrus County Health Department

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Early Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program makes it easy to get the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet program eligibility requirements. 

Who is Eligible? 

To be eligible, a woman must meet these requirements:

  • Be a Florida resident.
  • Be 50–64 years of age OR
  • Be 40–49 years of age with a family history of breast cancer (in a first-degree relative: parent, brother, sister or child) or symptomatic women who are underage may be eligible if no other resources are available in their area.
  • Have no health insurance to cover the cost of clinical breast exams, mammograms or Pap smears.
  • Have a household income less than or equal to 200 percent of the poverty level.

Services provided include:

  • Breast and cervical cancer screening exams (clinical breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests) to approximately 5 percent of the at need population as funding allows.
  • Diagnostic funds are reserved for women screened through the program.
  • Care coordination to all clients with abnormal exams.
  • Women screened through the program and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer are referred to the Florida Medicaid Program for eligibility determination.
  • Paid breast and cervical cancer treatment through Medicaid for eligible women screened through the program.

Cost and Insurance

The program will pay for most services you receive if you are eligible; however, there may be some shared costs. Treatment may be paid by Medicaid.

How to Apply

Call 352-527-0247 for more information. 

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