About Women's Health Check
Who we are:
Idaho Women’s Health Check provides FREE Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings and Diagnostic Testing to low-income, uninsured women across Idaho. Funded through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), a nationwide, comprehensive public health program that helps uninsured and underserved women gain access to screening services for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer.
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 Medicaid.
Local Coordinators across the state provide eligibility determination, enrollment services, and provide information of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening. To find a local coordinator in your area, please visit the CONTACT WHC.
Why we are here:
Idaho ranks 51st in the United States (Including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico) for Breast Cancer screening rates, and 50th for Cervical Cancer screening rates. We can do better!
When it comes to Breast or Cervical Cancer, early detection saves lives. 98% of women will still be living 5 years after a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer when their cancer is found early. Women’s Health Check strives to provide as many eligible women as possible with the screening and diagnosis services to ensure access to timely treatment.