Information for Clients/Patients
The Cancer Services Program pays for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured women and men. “Underinsured” describes a situation where the person's insurance does not cover screenings (for example if insurance only covers in-hospital care) or has a high deductible that prevents the person from seeking screening.
The Cancer Services Program does not perform exams but pays for mammograms, pap tests and colorectal cancer screening exams at over 100 providers in Monroe County. If there is a finding during any screening, the program pays for diagnosis to determine whether the finding is breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer. We can either refer people to providers or pay for services at a participating provider.
Enrollment in the Cancer Services Program occurs by phone and takes less than 5 minutes. A consent form is sent to the client and must be returned prior to approval for services. A few providers are able to enroll clients at their offices. Clients may call the Cancer Services Program Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (585) 224-3070.
The Cancer Services Program can also help those diagnosed with cancer apply for the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP). Once approved, they receive full Medicaid during their treatment for breast, cervical, colon or prostate cancer. A woman under 40 who is diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer outside the program is still able to receive help applying for MCTP.
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