Breast Health Services for the Uninsured
Title XV Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)
St. Joseph Mercy Health System has been providing breast care services for those that are under-served or under-insured for many years. We have a contract with the State of Michigan to provide screening mammography and related diagnostic tests through the Title XV Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program that helps to cover related expenses.
The Title XV/Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) is part of a nation-wide effort to decrease breast and cervical cancer deaths by providing breast and cervical cancer screening services to women, under or uninsured, age 40 and older with low to moderate incomes.
Women who meet the eligibility/screening guidelines may receive a pelvic exam, Pap test, clinical breast exam, mammogram and health education. Further diagnostic testing and treatment services are available to women who are found to have an abnormality through their screening.
St. Joseph Mercy Health System affiliated physicians and clinics that accept Title XV funding are:
In addition to clinical services, St. Joseph Mercy Health System also has a contract with the State to provide case management and outreach services to women in our community who meet Title XV criteria. Our case manager, Dawn Ayers, RN, is available to educate about breast health, facilitates scheduling of appointments, provides necessary medical information to your physician and to Title XV, provides necessary referrals to social service agencies and financial resources, as needed. Anyone with questions regarding the Title XV program can call Dawn at 734-712-2193.
Breast Friends Forever = Life (BFFL) Komen Grant
We are also proud to be the grant recipients of the 2010-2011 Susan G. Komen Foundation of Mid-Michigan funding. A new program targeting underserved and underinsured women aged 40-49 who do not qualify for other special funding may qualify to receive screening mammograms and necessary follow up testing if abnormal results are found. Women who meet criteria may also receive health education related to breast care, assistance in facilitating necessary appointments, and referrals to appropriate resources. Services must be received at Washtenaw and Livingston county SJMHS locations. Those interested in more information may call 734-712-2695 and ask about the Breast Friends Forever = Life program.