Thu Jan 19th, 2017
More than 50,000 additional women across Colorado are eligible for free cervical cancer screening, also known as a Pap test, under a Jan. 1 expansion by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Women’s Wellness Connection.
The program has been screening low-income women ages 40 through 64 for breast and cervical cancer at 120 clinics for nearly 25 years. The program now is offering free cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women ages 21 through 64. Multiple medical organizations recommend cervical cancer screening via Pap test starting at age 21.
To qualify, women must earn less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level, be in the United States legally, and have no health insurance or have health insurance with high deductibles or co-pays.
Women can check eligibility and clinic locations at www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/womens-wellness-connection.