To reduce the number of cases and deaths due to breast and cervical cancer, among women with limited access to healthcare.
A message from Dr. Alexander-Scott, former director of the Rhode Island Dept. of Health
What we do
Health Insurance status, uninsured - having no health insurance; OR underinsured - having health insurance but the co-pay, deductible or out of pocket expense associated with the breast/cervical screening/follow-up care is unaffordable and has created a barrier to care
Income level - less than 250% of Federal Poverty Level more
Residency - must be a Rhode Island resident
Provide screening and diagnostic services to eligible women in various age groups:
As an extention of the Women's Cancer Screening program, a woman who is uninsured may apply for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) through the program to cover the cost of treatment for a precancerous condition of the breast/cervix or a diagnosis of breast of cervical cancer. In order to qualify for Medical Assistance through this program, a woman must: Meet the eligibility requirements of enrollment into the Womens Cancer Screening Program AND
Be a US citizen (and show proof - U.S. Passport or U.S. Birth Certificate) or be a qualified immigrant for a minimum of five years (must provide copy of her permanent resident alien card). Please note: a working VISA or a copy of a social security card is not considered proof of permanent resident alien status; and
Show proof of Rhode Island residency (driver's license, utility bill, etc.); and
Have no other individual or group insurance. Please note: Women age 65 and older are not eligible for Medical Assistance through the Womens Cancer Screening Program.