The Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Is Looking for Providers and Patients

Premier Pulse     July 2018

The Southwest Region Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) has a mission to identify breast and cervical cancers at the earliest possible stages for underserved women in our area. BCCP is always looking for women to help, as well as providers to join the program. Any provider can make a referral to BCCP, but the program is looking to develop a pool of BCCP-certified providers.

“BCCP is like a well-kept secret, but we need to get the word out. We need to increase awareness of our program to women who are low income and uninsured. We can connect them with referrals to needed health resources in their communities,” said Shari Martin, BCCP program manager.

The program functions with providers identifying eligible women and making referrals to BCCP, which will get patients enrolled, and help schedule all needed appointments. It is funded by an Ohio Department of Health (ODH) grant and serves a 16-county area in Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren counties.

BCCP needs family physicians and OB/GYN providers to help with well-women visits, Pap smears, and follow-up diagnostics, especially in rural communities. BCCP is always looking for ways to collaborate with providers, and to provide resources to increase practice screening rates.

Becoming a BCCP provider is easy. If you would like to become a BCCP provider to help us serve women in our region, please contact Shari Martin, BCCP Program Manager.

Patients Eligible for BCCP Services

Uninsured women, ages 21 and up, with income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines can take part in the program. The program serves:

  • Women 21 to 64 years of age for cervical screening and clinical breast exams
  • Women 40 years of age and older for mammography
  • Women 25 to 39 years of age for breast screening and diagnostics (for symptomatic or high-risk, with physician orders listing reason)
  • Any woman age 21 and up for patient navigation services for breast or cervical screenings

For additional information, please contact Shari Martin by email or at (937) 208-7951. Shari can educate all providers and their staff about BCCP services.

Interested patients can call the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project at (866) 838-8973

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