Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Breast & Cervical Cancer Program


Through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, women who have been screened and are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition, have access to no-cost health care coverage.

The screening must be done through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. LSU Health Sciences Center (LSU HSC) manages this program.The CDC requires that your household income is below the predetermined Federal Poverty Income Guideline (FPIG) limit to receive the required screening.

To begin the screening process, you must call the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSU-HSC) Breast and Cervical Health Program toll free at 1-888-599-1073. The screening process should not be confused with a means to apply for Medicaid coverage. Read more information.


What Services are Covered and For How Long?

Once determined eligible, The Breast and Cervical Cancer program provides full Medicaid coverage like doctor and hospital visits, lab work, and prescriptions. Coverage may begin up to 3 months before the month you apply for Medicaid. Coverage continues until your course of treatment ends or you no longer meet the requirements of this program.

You may qualify to be paid back for Medical Services you received up to 3 months before you applied if:

  • you would have qualifed when the service was received, and
  • you used a Medicaid provider, and
  • the service is covered by the Medicaid program.

Who May Apply?

Women who are

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Qualified Aliens
  • Under 65 years old
  • Uninsured or under-insured
  • Screened, and found to need treatment for either breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition.

For a listing of state-wide particpants who are enrolled in the Breast & Cervical Cancer or Medicaid, call 1-877-455-9955 or find a doctor online. You can also visit the Louisiana Health Finder site to locate providers and find prescription drug prices.


Can I Talk to Someone about the Breast & Cervical Cancer Program?

You can call the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSU-HSC) Breast and Cervical Health Program toll free at 1-888-599-1073.

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