Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Key to Prevention
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women in America. All women are at risk for breast cancer, and that risk increases with age. When detected early, breast cancer can be treated successfully.
Breast cancer screenings, called mammograms, are the best way to find breast cancer early. Getting screened for breast cancer is an important way to take charge of your own health.
If you’re uninsured, you may be eligible to get a mammogram at no cost to you. Find out by contacting the Wisconsin Well Woman Program at 1-800-642-7837, or find the Well Woman coordinating agency in your area.
Take care of you, and spread the word to your friends and family to get screened for breast cancer.
Cervical health awareness is important for women of all ages.
Did you know? Nearly 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer were reported across the U.S. in 2016. Wisconsin reported 200 of those cases.
A future free from cervical cancer.
If there was a vaccine against cancer, wouldn’t you get it for your kids?
Find out if the pre-teens in your life have had the HPV vaccine.
The vaccine is safe, effective, and prevents the virus that can lead to cervical cancer and many other types of cancer in the future.
Cervical cancer testing
One of the best things you can do to keep from getting cervical cancer is to get regular testing for it. Learn the facts about the Cervical Cancer Screen - American Cancer Society, P02071 (PDF) (Multiple languages).
Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage.
Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, cervical cancer screenings, multiple sclerosis testing for high risk women, and certain other health screenings.
Covered services are available from participating health care providers at no cost to Well Woman clients.
There is no premium, co-payment, or deductible for the Well Woman Program.
You are eligible if:
- You are a woman age 45 through 64, and
- Your income is within the program's guideline limits, P-43029 (PDF), and
- You do not have health insurance, or the insurance you have doesn’t cover routine check-ups and screening, or you are unable to pay the deductible or co-payment.
The program is available in all 72 counties and 11 tribes. However, not all covered services are available from every provider.
How to apply
Contact a county or tribal Well Woman coordinating agency to enroll.
Call us at 608-266-8311 for more information about the Well Woman Program in your area.
Additional information for healthy women
Well Woman links
- Income Eligibility Guidelines P-43029 (PDF)
- Multiple Sclerosis Testing for Clients with High-Risk Signs
- Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Rules - English, P-00512 (PDF)
- Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Rules - Spanish. P-00512s (PDF)
- Wisconsin Well Woman Program At-A-Glance. P-00276 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Well Woman Program Flyer. P-43005 (PDF)
- Policy and Procedures Manual
- Codes and Reimbursement Rates, effective July 1, 2019 (PDF)
- WWWP Privacy Notice, P-13606 (English and Spanish)
- Wisconsin's Statewide Framework for Improving Women's Health, P-00535 (PDF)
Women's health websites
Other helpful websites
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- BadgerCare Plus
- Cancer Information Services
- Consumer Guide to Health Care
- Medicare Part B
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Wisconsin Chapter
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Wisconsin Medicaid
- Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid, P-10065