TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Mercy Health is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) to increase women’s access to screening.
According to a Mercy Health press release, the partnership will help increase awareness of risk factors, symptoms and opportunities for cancer screening, whether they have insurance or not.
BCCP can also help women find providers and community resources and answer questions about arranging and using coverage, according to the release.
Mercy Health said in its news release that to qualify for free breast and cervical cancer screenings, households must have a gross income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level and be uninsured, underinsured, or cost-sharing. The program is open to Ohio residents, but participants do not have to be U.S. citizens to register.
According to the release, women who turn 21 are eligible for assistance with the cost of Pap smears every three to five years. In addition, BCCP will help fund alternate-year mammograms for women age 40 and older and provide annual screening mammograms for at-risk women age 21 and older.
Mercy Health community health workers will be at the Franklin Park Mall on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide information about the program, according to a news release.
To complete the application, contact a Mercy Health Community Health Worker at 419-251-2282 or visit the BCCP website.
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