Well Woman HealthCheck Program
Congratulations to Cancer Control Programs Office Chief Virginia Warren for her CDC recognition!
To qualify for the Well Woman HealthCheck Program, you must:
- Be a woman
- Be a resident of Arizona
- Be uninsured or underinsured (have insurance that does not cover the services offered by the WWHP or have a co-pay of $100 or more for breast and cervical cancer screening)
- Not have Medicare Part B
- Not be enrolled in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is Arizona's Medicaid program.
- For breast cancer screening, be 40 -65 (or any age 21 and over if you have symptoms, such as pain, a lump, nipple discharge, an inverted nipple, etc.) and not recently diagnosed with breast cancer
- For cervical cancer screening, be 21-65 and not recently diagnosed with cervical cancer
- Not exceed the household income guidelines described below.
Underinsured is defined as:
- Having health insurance that does not cover cancer screening or diagnostic services.
- Being a Medicare beneficiary and not having Part B.
- Having health insurance that does not provide coverage for breast or cervical cancer screening.
- Having health insurance with an annual deductible, monthly spend down, or co-payment that is high enough to prevent you from obtaining cancer screening services. (High deductible as determined by the WWHP. Please contact the WWHP for additional information.)
To be eligible for the Well Woman HealthCheck Program, you must have an income level between 133 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). If your income is below 133% of the FPL, you may be eligible for screening services through AHCCCS. Effective January 1, 2014, childless adults may apply for AHCCCS coverage. If you may be eligible for AHCCCS, it is in your best interest to pursue full health insurance coverage through their program. To see if you qualify, please visit the AHCCCS website.
If your income is between 250 and 400 percent of the FPL, you may be eligible to receive federal financial assistance when purchasing health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please note that Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31, 2014 and will resume November 15, 2014 - January 15, 2015.
Federal law mandates that the HealthCheck Program is the "payor of last resort." If breast and cervical cancer services are available through any other state compensation program, under an insurance policy, under a federal or state health benefits program, or prepaid health service, funding may not be used (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBCCEDP Program Guidance Manual, 2012).
|For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.|
If you meet the eligibility requirements for the Well Woman HealthCheck Program, you may also be eligible for free colon cancer screening and diagnostic services through the FIT at Fifty HealthCheck Program (FFHP). Please ask a patient navigator about the FFHP if you are interested in enrolling.
For additional questions regarding eligibility, or to enroll, please contact a program facility near you.