Wisconsin Well Woman Program

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YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE WOMEN’S HEALTH SCREENINGS

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