The Breast And Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) is a state and federally funded program that provides cancer treatment to low-income residents of California that are in need of treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer. BCCTP serves both men and women.
· To be eligible for treatment through BCCTP, you must meet certain qualifications. You must be screened by a provider of the Every Women Counts Program (EWC) or the Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment Program (Family PACT) program found to be in need of treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer or follow-up care for cancer or precancerous cervical lesions or conditions. In addition, you have to meet certain income and insurance related criteria. BCCTP serves both men and women.
Even if you have already been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, prior to seeing a EWC or Family PACT provider, you may still be eligible for treatment through BCCTP.
· The Every Woman Counts program provides eligible women with breast and cervical cancer screenings at no cost. To qualify, you must be a California resident and 25 years old for cervical cancer screening and at least 40 years old for breast cancer screening. In addition, you must meet the income eligible standards, be uninsured or underinsured and not getting screening services through private or public coverage.
For more information about the Every Woman Counts Program, call (800)-511-2300 or visit the program online at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cancerdetection/
· The Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment Program (Family PACT) provides comprehensive family planning services, including routine breast and cervical screenings, to certain eligible low-income men and women and teens.
· If you are eligible for BCCTP, depending on certain qualification, you may receive treatment through federally funded BCCTP or state funded BCCTP.
Federal BCCPT provides full-scope Medi-Cal and eligibility continues during the duration of cancer treatment.
State funded BCCTP provides breast cancer treatment for 18 months and cervical cancer treatment for 24 months.
· For more information, call BCCTP at (800) 824-0088 or visit the program online at http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/BCCTP.aspx.