DPH: Connecticut Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CCRCP)
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DPH: Connecticut Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CCRCP)
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Connecticut Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CCRCP)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funded the Connecticut Colorectal Cancer Control Program to increase and optimize the appropriate use of high-quality colorectal cancer screening among persons 50 years and older and to reduce disparities in colorectal cancer burden, screening and access to care. 

 

The Department of Public Health (DPH) directs the program in collaboration with the following twelve (12) select health care facilities. At each of these health care facilities you may be eligible to receive a no-cost colonoscopy and be referred to a primary care physician for follow-up services.

 

To be eligible to receive a no-cost colonoscopy, you:

  • Must be asymptomatic and at average risk for colorectal cancer 
  • Must be between the ages of 50-64
  • Must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Have no health insurance (uninsured)
  • Have health insurance that excludes colonoscopy (underinsured)
  • Have a high insurance deductible ($1,000 or more)

Please note that a brief medical history and physical exam will be conducted to determine if you are medically eligible to undergo the colonoscopy procedure.

 

Click here for CCSP Policy Manual

 

If you are interested in receiving a no cost colonoscopy, contact one of the participating health care facilities below:

 

Town           

Location                             

Phone                         

Bridgeport

Bridgeport Hospital 

203-332-1388

Danbury

Western CT Health Network 

203-739-6417

Hartford

Hartford HealthCare

860-545-3078

Hartford

St. Francis Hospital

860-714-4680

Manchester

Eastern CT Health Network

860-533-4647

Middletown

Community Health Center

860-347-6971 x3661 

New Haven Yale New Haven Hospital
203-688-2572
New London Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 860-442-0711 x2197
Stamford Stamford Hospital 203-276-5954
Torrington Charlotte Hungerford Hospital 860-496-6513
Waterbury St. Mary's Hospital 203-709-3800
Willimantic Windham Hospital 860-456-6896

 

Accessing Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The DPH in collaboration with the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) and its ten (10) participating Community Health Centers (CHCs) will be able to guide you in accessing colorectal cancer screening through your local CHCs and working with local gastroenterologists.

  • If you have private health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and do not have a primary health care provider but need to be screened for colorectal cancer, contact your nearest CHC to schedule an appointment with a Patient Navigator, who will support and guide you through the screening process. 

Town

Facility

Phone

Bridgeport

Southwest Community Health Center, Inc.

203-576-8368

Danbury

Greater Danbury Community Health Center

203-794-0761

Hartford

Charter Oak Health Center

860-550-7600

Hartford

Community Health Services

860-808-8703

New Haven

Fair Haven Community Health Center

203-777-7411

New Haven

Hill Health Center

203-503-3173

Norwich

United Community & Family Services

860-889-2375

Torrington

Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington

860-489-0931

Waterbury

StayWell Health Center, Inc.

203-756-8021

Willimantic

Generations Family Health Center, Inc.

860-450-7456





Content Last Modified on 8/1/2014 11:36:40 AM