In Lake County

BCCP-2008-001Quinnesia Bell and Becky Johnson – staff for BCCP

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program/WiseWoman

HealthVisions Midwest

Lead: Quinnesia Bell

The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is a state-wide public health program dedicated to saving lives and reducing the devastating effects of breast and cervical cancer for Indiana women.

The BCCP provides women with high-quality screening and diagnostic services to detect breast and cervical cancer at the earliest most treatable stages.

BCCP provides FREE clinical breast exams, mammograms and Pap test to women 40-64 who meet the program qualifications as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. BCCP serves between 6,000 and 7,000 women annually. Eligibility is limited to women who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, 40-64 years of age, and uninsured or underinsured.

BCCP services are being expanded through the WISEWOMAN grant, funded by Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). Clients will receive screenings for diabetes, cholesterol and obesity. If appropriate, they will be referred to programs addressing these issues.

Contact: Call the Northwest Regional BCCP office at HealthVisions Midwest today for more information about BCCP at (219) 844-2698 ext. 103 & 104.

Additional Information: Indiana Family Helpline at (855) 435-HELP-1ST or (855) 435-7178 or visit Indiana State Department of Health.