No Cost Health Services for Connecticut Residents: Breast, Cervix, Heart, and Colon

Important medical diagnostic and treatment services are available for Connecticut residents with low or no income or people who are un-insured or under-insured.

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The Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program is a comprehensive screening program that provides heart, breast, cervix, and colon health screenings, as well as diagnostic and treatment services, at no cost. The Colorectal Cancer Program covers diagnostic colonoscopies or follow up colonoscopies to remove polyps and other abnormal lesions. Polyps are growths that can turn into cancer if they are not removed.

Residents are eligible for program services if:

  • They aged 45 or older
  • They received a positive test result from another colorectal cancer (CRC) screening option such as fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) or an initial colonoscopy not paid for by the CCRCP
  • They have limited income, and
    • have no health insurance or,
    • they have health insurance that excludes a diagnostic exam, or,
    • they have insurance with a deductible of $1,000 or more

The WISEWOMAN Program provides services to reduce the risk of heart disease and promote a heart-healthy lifestyle for women ages 40 to 64. Services include blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol and blood glucose testing, health coaching, diet and nutrition support, gym memberships, Yoga & Zumba fitness classes, community gardens, and medication therapy management.

Residents are eligible for program services if:

  • They are enrolled in the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • They are 40-64 years of age
  • They have limited income, and
    • They have no health insurance, ortheir insurance does not cover routine blood pressure and cholesterol screenings

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides screening services for residents of any gender identity who currently have, or have ever had, breasts or a cervix.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • They are 40 to 64 years of age for a mammogram and 21 to 64 years of age for a clinical breast exam & Pap test
  • They are 35-39 years old with symptoms and/or specific risk factors for breast cancer
  • They have limited income, and
    • they have no health insurance, or
    • they have health insurance that excludes routine Pap tests and/or mammograms, or
    • they have an insurance deductible of $1,000 or more, or
    • they have no Medicare Part B