County claims no valid reasons for skipping well-woman care

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

FLORENCE, Ariz. – The Pinal County Public Health Services District offers a comprehensive breast health program through their Well Woman HealthCheck Program throughout Pinal County. The Well Woman HealthCheck Program is a statewide program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women who qualify.

In Pinal County, payment for these services comes from federal funds passed through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Grant funds are used to help low-income, uninsured or underinsured individuals pay for services provided through this program.

“A job loss, loss of insurance coverage or any other personal or family issue should not be a reason to skip these important diagnostic exams,” said Pinal County Public Health Director Tom Schryer. “What we know from decades of documented evidence is that cancer detection tools are getting better and when problems are caught early, the chances for survival and a return to good health are far greater.”

Services offered through the Well Woman HealthCheck program include clinical breast exams,

pap tests, pelvic exams, referrals for diagnostic testing such as, ultrasounds, biopsies, other tests are also available if screening results are abnormal. Transportation arrangements for clinical and referral services are also available if necessary.

Women are eligible to participate in the Well Woman HealthCheck Program if they do not have health insurance, their insurance does not cover the services offered by the Well Woman HealthCheck program, or their co-pay for breast and cervical cancer screening is $100 or more.

Women who are older but not have Medicare Part B, women who do not have AHCCCS or who’s household income between 100 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Breast Cancer Screening through the program for women ages 40-65 years of age. If symptomatic, age will not be a barrier to screening

Cervical Cancer Screening through the program is available to women 21-65 years of age or those not recently diagnosed with cervical cancer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Pinal County central appointment desk toll free at 1-866-960-0633.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Superior Police Report

    8 hours ago
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


    Walter Clinton ‘Jiggs’ Jeffrey

    8 hours ago
    by

    Walter Clinton “Jiggs” Jeffrey died at the age of 91, at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, in Mesa, of natural causes.


    Mock shooting drill puts KPD on alert

    10 hours ago
    by

    Last week if you had a scanner you may have heard that there was an assault and shooter at Ray High School, if you didn’t


    Mayor’s Corner: Putting My Bets on Kearny

    10 hours ago
    by

    I am an optimist at heart, but I am not a Pollyanna who can see only good things.


  • Stories Just For You

    Villalobos, 26 of Superior, and three others charged with attempted first degree murder

    November 25th, 2013
    by

    Florence– On Friday, November 15, Robert Villalobos, 26 of Superior, AZ, was arraigned and plead not guilty to eight felony […]


    Kitt Peak Visitor Center Launches Five Major New Public Programs

    November 8th, 2013
    by

    For Immediate Release: Tucson, Arizona. November 1, 2013. Visitors to Southern Arizona and residents alike can now enjoy  five (5) […]


    Florence Copper to Replace a Point of Compliance Monitoring Well

    November 7th, 2013
    by

    Florence– Florence Copper Inc. is replacing one of the 31 existing Point of Compliance (“POC”) ambient water quality monitoring wells […]


    I-10 West closed near Picacho Peak for multiple crashes

    October 29th, 2013
    by

    Phoenix– Westbound Interstate 10 is closed this afternoon following multiple crashes in the Picacho Peak area, according to the Arizona […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin