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Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Florida Department of Health in Pasco County

Finding and treating cancer early is important. It can be the difference between life and death. The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) can help. It provides cancer screenings to eligible women. 

Who is Eligible? 

To be eligible, a woman must meet these requirements:

  • Be a Florida resident.
  • Be 50–64 years of age OR
  • Be 40–49 years of age with a family history of breast cancer (in a first-degree relative: parent, brother, sister or child) or symptomatic women who are underage may be eligible if no other resources are available in their area.
  • Have no health insurance to cover the cost of clinical breast exams, mammograms or Pap smears.
  • Have a household income less than or equal to 200 percent of the poverty level. 

Early detection is the key to successful treatment. Please call us right away if you have new breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other changes. 

Services provided

  • Breast and cervical cancer screening exams (clinical breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests) to approximately 5 percent of the at need population as funding allows.
  • Diagnostic funds are reserved for women screened through the program.
  • Care coordination to all clients with abnormal exams.
  • Women screened through the program and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer are referred to the Florida Medicaid Program for eligibility determination.
  • Paid breast and cervical cancer treatment through Medicaid for eligible women screened through the program.

Cost and Insurance

We will pay for most services you receive if you are eligible; however, there may be some shared costs. Treatment may be paid by Medicaid.

How to Apply

Contact us at 727-619-0369 for more information.

Additional Resources

The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening & Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program extends the BCCEDP services and support to women at risk of heart disease and stroke. For more information on WISEWOMAN, call 727-619-0369 or go to 

Additional Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources