· The Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides a qualified woman with full healthcare benefits through Medicaid at no cost or for a nominal co-payment. Women screened through this program and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer may be eligible for free health coverage through Medicaid which extends throughout the duration of cancer treatment. Women screened outside this program and diagnosed with cancer may also be eligible for free health coverage through Medicaid. In addition, Medicaid will cover all of your medical needs including treatment of non-cancer related services.
· In order to be eligible for screening through the Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, you must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and you must be a Texas resident. In addition, you must have no or limited health coverage and be ineligible for Medicaid and Medicare. For breast cancer screening, women aged 50-64 have priority while women aged 18-64 who have not received a Pap smear within the previous 5 years have priority for cervical cancer screening.
· For more information, please contact the Texas Department of State Health Services at (512) 458-7796 or visit .