Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment for Uninsured and Low-Income Women

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to Illinois women without insurance who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Since the program was launched in Illinois in 1995, more than 102,000 women have received breast and cervical cancer screenings. The program also provides treatment benefits to eligible women.

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Stand Against Cancer is a collaborative effort between 25 Illinois churches, religious and community organizations; the American Cancer Society; and the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services. They educate African-American and Hispanic women about the importance of breast and cervical cancer early detection and refer them to community health centers and hospitals who provide clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests and other services for free or at low cost to Illinois women who have limited incomes and no health insurance.

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Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Health Plan (IPXP) covers Illinois residents who have been uninsured six months or more and have a pre-existing condition. The IPXP is not a public aid or entitlement program. Enrollees will be required to pay a premium and out-of-pocket costs.

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CHIP is a State of Illinois health insurance plan for individuals with high-risk health conditions who have been denied major medical coverage by private insurance companies.

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Illinois Federally Qualified Health Centers provide care to individuals without health insurance, who pay what they can afford, according to their income. These health centers provide checkups for adults and children, immunizations, prenatal care, outpatient medical treatment, dental care, prescription drugs, and mental health and substance abuse care.

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