The Wisconsin Well Woman Program helps women who have little or no health insurance get screening for breast and cervical cancers.
It pays for:
- Clinical breast exams
- Diagnostic testing if your screening test results are abnormal
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests
- Mammograms (breast cancer screening).
- Multiple sclerosis testing for those who are high risk.
- Pap tests (cervical cancer screening).
- Pelvic exams
You don’t have to pay a:
You must use a medical provider in the program.
Get help preventing breast and cervical cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Read Governor Tony Evers' proclamation declaring January 2023 Cervical Health Awareness Month. Learn about the partnership between the Immunization and Well Women programs to promote behaviors that help women prevent cervical cancers.
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.
Around 5,460 women in Wisconsin will get breast cancer in 2023.
The Well Woman Program can help you get a:
- Cervical cancer screening.
Learn more about Cervical Cancer Screening — American Cancer Society, P-02071.
Who is eligible
You can enroll in the program if you
- Are a woman between ages 45 and 64.
- Don’t have health insurance, or
- Have insurance that doesn’t include routine check-ups and screenings.
- Aren’t able to pay the deductible or co-payment.
- Live in Wisconsin
- Meet income requirements (at or below 250% of the federal poverty level)
There are exceptions to the 45-64 age group if you are:
- 65 or older and not eligible for Medicare or if you can’t afford Medicare Part B
- 35-44, and receiving Medicaid Family Planning Only services, and you are referred to the WWWP after an abnormal breast exam or abnormal mammogram
- 35-44, and not eligible for Medicaid Family Planning Only services and self-reports breast symptoms to the coordinating agency
- 35-44, without breast symptoms and not eligible for Medicaid Family Planning Only services, you are eligible for cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services
The program is available in all 72 Wisconsin counties and 11 tribes. Yet not every medical provider offers every service.
How to apply
Contact a county or tribal coordinating agency to enroll:
Call 800-642-7837 to learn more about the program
Well Woman Program coordinating agency staff for Waukesha and Jefferson counties, the Hispanic Health Resource at ProHealth Care. From left: Grace Hanneken, Maria Nino de Guzman, Soraya Bericoto (Well Woman Program coordinator), Martha Viscuso, and Danna Preciado.
Well Woman Program links
- Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Rules, P-00512 (English and Spanish) (PDF)
- Income Eligibility Guidelines, P-43029 (PDF)
- Multiple sclerosis testing
- Wisconsin’s Statewide Framework for Improving Women’s Health, P-00535 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Well Woman Program At-A-Glance, P00276 (PDF)
- Wisconsin Well Woman Program Notice of Privacy Practice, P-13606 (English and Spanish)
Women’s health websites
Other helpful websites
- American Cancer Society
- BadgerCare Plus
- Cancer Information Service
- 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