Did you know that individuals with low to moderate income can receive FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services through New Hampshire’s Breast & Cervical Cancer Program?
The New Hampshire Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health Services (DHHS) program provides FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements. These services are offered at many health care sites statewide, including NH community health centers, hospitals and physician offices.
General Requirements for Free Screenings:
All individuals ages 21 to 64* must:
- Be without health insurance or have insurance coverage that does not pay for screening or diagnostic tests, and
- Have income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (For example, in 2022, a person with a family of 4 can have an income of almost $70,000 a year and qualify. These guidelines are updated annually, and the most recent can be found on the BCCP website below.)
- Reside in the state of NH or certain bordering Maine counties.
Additional Requirements by Specific Service and Age:
Individuals under age 40 are eligible for:
- a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap and HPV testing, and a mammogram when a a symptom is found either by the individual or a health care provider.
Individuals ages 40 to 64 are eligible for:
- a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap and HPV testing and mammogram.
Individuals age 65+ are eligible for:
- a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap and HPV testing and mammogram when not eligible for the Medicare program or not enrolled in Medicare Part B.