Cancer Screening

The Cancer Screening Program serves residents of Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater, and Meagher counties. It coordinates free cancer screening for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and who meet the age and income guidelines outlined below. 

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

Qualifying women aged 30-64 are invited into the program for a wellness exam/office visit and Pap test with a health care provider of the woman's choice.

Breast Cancer Screening

Qualifying women ages 40-64 are invited for a breast exam, office visit, and mammogram with a health-care provider of the woman's choice.

2018 Income Guidelines
250% of Federal Poverty Level

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The Cancer Screening Program appreciates the support of Allegra Printing, Safeway, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Soroptimist International Heritage Club of Helena, and United Way.

Find Us

Karen Lane
Chronic Disease Prevention
Programs Manager

Melissa Baker
Health Educator

Screening Intervals

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.