DPH: The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

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The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) is a comprehensive screening program available throughout Connecticut for medically underserved women. The primary objective of the program is to significantly increase the number of women who receive breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment referral services. All services are offered free of charge through the Connecticut Department of Public Health's contracted health care providers located statewide. 

The Screening and Diagnostic Services Include:

  • Office Visits
  • Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Breast Ultrasounds
  • Fine Needle Aspirations
  • Pap Tests
  • Colposcopies and Colposcopy-Directed Biopsies
  • LEEP
  • Surgical Consultations
  • Clinical Breast Exams
 

Eligibility Criteria: (Effective January 1, 2016)

 

ALL Women must:

  • Be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level – See chart below
  • Be 40 to 64 for Mammograms, 21 to 64 for Pap Tests, and 30-64 for CVD
  • Have no health insurance* or
  • Have a high insurance deductible ($1,000 or more)

 *Women 65+ who are not enrolled in Medicare Part B may be eligible to receive CBCCEDP services. 


FEDERAL & STATE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

(Based on 250% of the 2015-2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines)**

Household gross income must be less than or equal to the following:

Family Size

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1-person family

$29,425.00

$2,452.00

$566.00

2-person family

$39,825.00

$3,319.00

$766.00

3-person family

$50,225.00

$4,185.00

$966.00

4-person family

$60,625.00

$5,052.00

$1,166.00

5-person family

$71,025.00

$5,919.00

$1,366.00

6-person family

$81,425.00

$6,785.00

$1,566.00

7-person family

$91,825.00

$7,652.00

$1,766.00

8-person family

$102,225.00

$8,519.00

$1,966.00

For each additional family member, add:

$10,400.00

$867.00

$200.00


For more information contact: The Connecticut Department of Public Health, 860-509-8251

or Contact your local health care provider program listed below.

 

TOWN           

LOCATION                                

PHONE                             

Bridgeport

Bridgeport Hospital

203-384-3775 

Danbury

Western CT Health Network

203-791-5079

Hartford

Hartford HealthCare

860-972-3078

Hartford

St Francis Hospital 

860-714-4680 

Manchester

Eastern CT Health Network

860-872-5368

Middletown

Community Health Center

860-347-6971 x3658

New Haven

Yale New Haven Hospital

203-688-2219

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


Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Clinical Protocols

The CBCCEDP contracted health care providers must deliver appropriate and timely breast cancer screening and diagnostic services in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-approved Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms established by the State of California.  These algorithms were established to guide clinicians in assessing a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer during each routine screening visit and to aid clinicians in determining the work-up for various breast abnormalities or suspicious findings detected during screening.  The seven (7) breast cancer algorithm flowcharts include the following:

1.                  Assessment of Risk

2.                  New Palpable Mass

3.                  Abnormal Mammogram

4.                  Nipple Discharge

5.                  Skin/Nipple Changes

6.                  Breast Pain

7.                  Breast Biopsy Results

These Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms can be found at: http://qap.sdsu.edu/screening/breastcancer/bda/index.html

 

For information on breast cancer

 

Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Clinical Protocols

The CBCCEDP contracted health care providers must deliver appropriate and timely cervical cancer diagnostic services in accordance with the nationally recognized guidelines developed by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.  These algorithms were established to guide clinicians in the management of women with various cervical abnormalities. The 2013 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests can be found at:

http://www.asccp.org/consensus/cytological.shtml

 



 

 




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