Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

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The Bourbon County Health Department encourages women to be screened regularly for breast and cervical cancer.  This service is provided on Wednesdays at BCHD.

What if I can't afford to be screened?
The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program (KWCSP) funds breast and cervical screening for low-income women at a low or reduced cost through local health departments and contract providers. Some women may qualify for services at no cost.

Am I eligible for this program?
A woman may be eligible for the KWCSP if she:

  • Is 21 or older and less than 65 years of age.
  • Has a household income less that 250% of the federal poverty guideline.
  • Has no health insurance (no Medicaid and no private health insurance).

 

Age 

 Services

 Less than 21

 May be eligible for a Pap test/pelvic exam through other Kentucky Department for Public Health programs. Not KWCSP eligible.

 21-39*

 KWCSP eligible: Pap test/pelvic exam, clinical breast exam.

 40-64

 KWCSP eligible: Pap test/pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, mammogram

 65 and older

 Eligible for Pap test/pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, mammogram through Medicare/Medicaid.
Not KWCSP eligible.

 *Mammography or breast ultrasound is available for women under 40 as indicated by family or medical history to be determined by the local health department provider.

NOTE: Eligibility for the KWCSP does not guarantee eligibility for Medicaid services through the Breast and Cervical cancer Treatment Program.

How do I apply?
Women interested in KWCSP services should contact their local health department for scheduling and eligibility information. Bourbon County Health Department's phone number is (859) 987-1915.

What all is involved in the screening process?
Cancer screening services are provided by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or specially trained and certified registered nurse at a local health department or by a contract provider. 

A cancer screening visit includes:

  • A comprehensive health history
  • A physical examination (including clinical breast exam and pelvic exam)
  • Laboratory tests (including conventional or liquid based Pap test, fecal occult blood test for ages 50 + and other tests as indicated by history/exam)
  • Referral for annual mammogram for ages 40 +
  • Risk reduction counseling

 

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