The Cancer Screening Program serves residents of Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater, and Meagher counties. It coordinates free breast and cervical cancer screening for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and who meet the age and income guidelines outlined below.
If the results of testing are abnormal, the program will covers the costs of follow-up tests.
For more information, contact Melissa Baker, Health Educator, 406-457-8923.
Residents of other Montana counties can get more information about free cancer screening by calling the Montana Cancer Screening Program, 1-888-803-9343.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Women ages 21-64 may qualify for a wellness exam/office visit and Pap test with a health care provider of their choice. If results of a Pap test are abnormal, this program will pay for further diagnostic tests.
Breast Cancer Screening
Women ages 40-64 may qualify for a breast exam, office visit, and mammogram with a health-care provider of their choice. If mammogram results are abnormal, this program will pay for follow-up diagnostic tests.
Women who do not qualify for free cancer screenings can still apply for help with scheduling breast and cervical cancer testing.
The Cancer Screening Program appreciates the support of Allegra Printing, Safeway, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Soroptimist International Heritage Club of Helena, United Way, and private donors.
The Cancer Screening Program of Lewis and Clark Public Health provides cancer screenings for eligible applicants at intervals recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The program pays for Pap tests every 3 years -- or 5 years if HPV co-testing is performed. Mammograms are covered every 2 years.
We recommend that all prospective clients talk to their health-care providers to find out which screening tests they need.