Women's Health Check

Idaho Women’s Health Check provides FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing to low-income, uninsured women across Idaho. 

While most screening results are normal, detecting breast or cervical cancers and pre-cancers early increases the chance of successful treatment. Women screened or diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the Women’s Health Check program may be eligible to receive treatment through breast and cervical cancer program funded through Medicaid.

Screening and treatment

Early detection saves lives! When found early, 98 percent of women will still be living after a breast or cervical cancer diagnosis.

Women screened or diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer may be eligible to receive treatment through Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid Program.

When found eligible for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, participants may receive Medicaid benefits including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Drug therapy, until their physician determines that their cancer is in remission and only requires monitoring. 
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Early Detection
98%
of women will still be living 5 years after a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer
Eligibility for Women's Health Check program

Women’s Health Check is a breast and cervical cancer screening program. Women who meet the eligibility requirements may be eligible for screening services such as mammograms and/or Pap tests and pelvic exams as well as diagnostic testing.

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Women's Health Check Program:  

  • Women with income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)
  • No health insurance coverage
  •  U.S. citizen or eligible alien (with at least 5 years of residency)
  • Age 21- 64 (services do vary depending on age)
  • Women over age 65 who are NOT eligible for Medicare or cannot afford Medicare Part B

Eligibility and services

Income limits

2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines (200%) 

Household Size Monthly Income Limit
1 $2,127
2 $2,873
4 $3,620
5 $4,367
6 $5,113
7 $5,860
  each additional member add $746

 

Screening services available by age
Age Screening Test Frequency
21-29

Pap Test

Pelvic Exam

Every 3 years

Part of Gynecological Exam

30-49

Pap Test

Pap Test + HPV Test, or hrHPV only

Pelvic Exam

Every 3 Years

Every 5 years

Part of Gynecological Exam

50+

Pap Test

Pap Test + HPV Test, or hrHPV only

Pelvic Exam

CBE (Clinical Breast Exam)

Screening Mammogram

Every 3 Years

Every 5 years

Part of Gynecological Exam

Annually (combined with a mammogram)

Annually

 

 Women Age 21-49 may also be eligible for additional breast cancer screening or diagnosis services if they fit additional eligibility criteria.

Local coordinator contacts

Local coordinators help determine eligibility, enroll you in the program, and coordinate with the approved providers across the state for screening and referral to treatment. To determine eligibility for Women's Health Check, contact a local coordinator in your area.

facility coordinators phone number counties served

Panhandle Health District

8500 N Atlas Rd.
Hayden, ID 83835

Hillary Hunt

hhunt@phd1.idaho.gov  

208-415-5280 Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone

Southwest District Health

13307 Miami Ln.
Caldwell, ID 83607

Karen Douglass

Karen.Douglass@phd3.idaho.gov

208-365-6371 Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee

South Central Public Health

1020 Washington St. N.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Tami Craig

TMCraig@phd5.idaho.gov

Melinda Bauman

MBauman@phd5.idaho.gov

208-737-5935

 

208-737-5974

Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, Cassia

Southeastern Idaho Public Health

1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201

Darlene Davis

DDavis@siph.idaho.gov

208-239-5290 Butte, Bingham, Power, Bannock, Caribou, Oneida, Franklin, Bear Lake

Eastern Idaho Public Health

1250 Hollipark Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Rachel Mugleston

rmugleston@eiph.idaho.gov

Lucy Castaneda

LCastaneda@eiph.idaho.gov

208-533-3198

 

208-533-3209

Lemhi, Custer, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Bonneville

Terry Reilly

223 16th Ave. N.
Nampa, ID 83653

Don Morrison

DMorrison@trhs.org

Michael Malmin

MMalmin@trhs.org

208-466-7869

Ext 1223

Canyon, Ada, Owyhee

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

777 N. Raymond St.
Boise, ID 83704

Tori Parkinson

Tori.Parkinson@FMRIdaho.org

208-954-8718 Ada, Elmore

Saint Alphonsus Breast Care Center

6200 W. Emerald St.
Boise, ID 83704

Debbie Sager

Debora.Sager@saintalphonsus.org

208-367-8332 Ada, Canyon, Payette, Adams, Owyhee, Boise, Gem, Washington, Valley, Elmore

Planned Parenthood

2112 E Franklin Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642

Kate Shelton

Kate.Shelton@ppgnhi.org

1-800-769-0045 Ada
Treatment through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid Program

If you are diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer during your Women's Health Check, you may be eligible for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid Program to help pay for treatment. You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: 

  • Income under 200 percent of FPL 
  • Do not have insurance coverage for mammograms or Pap tests 
  • Age 50 to 64
  • Age 21 to 49 and are due for a cervical cancer screening or are referred by a doctor for symptoms suspicious for breast cancer