Wisconsin Well Woman Program

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The Wisconsin Well Woman Program covers the cost of breast and cervical cancer screenings.

What does the Wisconsin Well Woman program cover?

  • Breast cancer screenings every year: Clinical breast exam, mammogram 
  • Cervical cancer screenings: Pap test, pelvic exam, HPV testing
  • Certain diagnostic testing is also covered as follow-up from abnormal screening results  (diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, breast or cervical biopsy, LEEP procedure, colposcopy… etc)

Who is eligible?

  • Women living in Wisconsin
  • Age 45-64 (exceptions include ages 35-44 and having breast symptoms, or over 65 without Medicare coverage)
  • Meet the income guidelines 
  • Women who do not have health insurance, or the insurance they have doesn’t cover routine check-ups and screening, or they are unable to pay the deductible or co-payment

Remember, early detection is the best protection!

If you are enrolled in the WWWP and are diagnosed with breast cancer, cervical cancer, or pre-cancerous cervical lesion you may be eligible for Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid. WWW-MA covers the cost of cancer treatment. Call your local coordinator for details.

Additional Information about Screenings

Breast cancer screenings:

  • A clinical breast exam is done by a physician who is trained to feel for breast abnormalities.
  • A clinical breast exam is recommended every year.
  • Mammograms make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.
  • Mammograms are recommended every year for women 40 years and older.

Cervical cancer screenings:

  • Pap tests check cells from the cervix for cancer.
  • Pelvic exams are done at the same visit as a Pap test. It is when a physician feels for cervical abnormalities. 
  • Pap tests with a pelvic exam are recommended every 3 years.
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one cause of cervical cancer. An HPV test is done at the same appointment as a Pap test.
  • A Pap test and pelvic exam, along with HPV test is recommended every 5 years