Founded in 1993, the Center for Community Health & Prevention's Cancer Services Program of Monroe County (CSP-MC), formerly known as the Women's Health Partnership, is part of a larger statewide initiative run by the NYS Department of Health’s Cancer Services Program. CSP-MC is the only cancer prevention and screening program in Monroe County. It promotes age-appropriate breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for uninsured and under-insured men and women.
The CSP-MC does not perform the screenings but pays for clinical breast exams and mammograms, pelvic exams and pap tests, and FIT kits and/or colonoscopies at more than 100 clinics and providers across the county. The program also pays for follow-up diagnostic exams if there is an abnormal finding during a screening. In the unfortunate instance that cancer is found, the program will enroll eligible patients into the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP) Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program for full coverage of treatment services.
The Cancer Services Program is affiliated with the Center for Community Health & Prevention, University of Rochester Medical Center.