Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project - Region 10
Funded by Ohio Department of Health / Federal Government Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction / Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project

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The Ohio Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) began inOhio in 1994. Its mission is to provide screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer to eligible women throughout the state.  The goal of the BCCP is to detect the cancers in women at an earlier stage, when treatment is more effective and to improve access to breast and cervical cancer screening for low-income women.

There are 11 such grant projects across Ohio. Region 10 includes Summit, Portage, Stark, and Wayne Counties and is known as the Pink Ribbon Breast & Cervical Cancer Project. It is located in the Community Health Division at Summit County Public Health.

Women who are age 40 and older, without health insurance and with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level are encouraged to call us today and sign up for a pap smear, breast exam and mammogram (ages 50 and older) at no cost to you.

For enrollment and eligibility information, please call (330) 926-5750
Toll-free (800) 381-2489 •  Fax: (330) 945-3473 •  Email: jhunter@schd.org


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the eligibility requirements?
All women enrolled in the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) must have an income that is equal to or lower than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Income is defined by the BCCP as gross salary and wages, tips, alimony, child support, public assistance, disability, unemployment, Social Security, SSI, interest, retirement fund checks and pension. Household is defined by the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project as the woman, her legal spouse and any dependents.

2. What if I have health insurance with a high deductible or no mammogram coverage?
The Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) provides screenings for women who have no health insurance

3. What kind of screenings are provided?
Women are enrolled into the project each year and are eligible for a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap smear at a local health provider who contracts with the BCCP. Women age 50 and above are eligible for a mammogram.

4. How do I enroll?
Call 330-926-5750 or 1-800-381-2489 for a 10 minute telephone interview. Once enrolled you will receive in the mail a packet of information about the BCCP including a consent form that must be signed and returned before services begin.

5. Can you help pay for my health care bills?
The project pays only for an annual screening and you must be qualified and enrolled before services begin. All services must be scheduled by the project clerk in order to quality for payment.



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