BCCEDP Information for Patients
Having a disease or condition recognized early so treatment can begin may literally be the difference in life or death. Detecting cancer early is extremely important. Statistics indicate that diagnosing and treating cancer early gives the best possible chance of living cancer-free.
The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) makes it easy to have doctor-recommended breast and cervical cancer screenings like Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE), Mammograms, and Pap Smears for women who qualify for services. This national program emphasizes providing services for women who have not had a screening exam in 5 years or longer. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet program eligibility requirements. Are you eligible?
1. A woman who is 50 – 64 years of age, and
2. Has a household income that is less than or equal to the 2013 federal poverty level, and
3. Has no health insurance which will cover the cost of a CBE, mammogram, or pap smear.
Contact us for more information: (813) 307- 8082.
Fax Number: (813) 307-8041
Mailing address: Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, P.O. Box 5135
Attention Community Health, Tampa, 33675-5135.
Program office: 4704 W. Montgomery Ave, Tampa, Florida 33616