Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Care for Yourself)

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  • Care for Yourself, the Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, provides qualified woman breast and cervical cancer screenings at no cost. Women screened through this program and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer may be eligible for free treatment, throughout the duration of treatment, through Medicaid. In addition, Medicaid will cover all of your medical needs including treatment for non-cancer related medical services.
  • In order to be eligible for screening through the Care for Yourself program, you must be between the ages of 40 and 64. However, if you are under the age of 40 and experiencing breast symptoms, you may qualify for screening as well. You also may not have other health insurance and your income must be under 250% of the federal poverty level.
  • For more information or to enroll, call the Care for Yourself program at (515) 281-5616 or visit http://www.idph.state.ia.us/careforyourself/default.asp.


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