“If you don’t have insurance or need help with costs that aren’t covered, financial assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Women’s Health Financial Assistance Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
  • Social Care and Support
  • WISEWOMAN Program
  • Women’s Health Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Depending on the Country (DotC) may financial assistance be available to women for their health care?

The (United States) MedlinePlus explain:

“Health care can be costly. If you have health insurance, it usually pays at least part of your medical costs. If you don’t have insurance or need help with costs that aren’t covered, financial assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit organizations can help. You can also discuss concerns about paying your medical bills with your health care provider, social worker or the business office of your clinic or hospital”.2

Breast and/or Cervical Cancer Screening

Where may women find information about breast and/or cervical cancer screening or early detection programs?

Women may find information about breast and/or cervical cancer screening or early detection programs, from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center or a national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Cancer/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.

Your Country may have a program similar to the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program.

In National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): Find A Screening Provider Near You the CDC explain:

“CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States”.3

WISEWOMAN Program

What is the (United States) WISEWOMAN program?

In WISEWOMAN the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) elaborate on:

“The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program was created to help women understand and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke by providing services to promote lasting heart-healthy lifestyles. Working with low-income, uninsured and underinsured women aged 40 to 64 years, the program provides heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings and services that promote healthy behaviors”.4

What services does the WISEWOMAN program provide?

In WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Services Does the WISEWOMAN Program Fund? the CDC explain:

“The WISEWOMAN program funds heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings that include blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index (BMI), and cholesterol screenings. Services are provided in local health departments, doctors’ offices, and community health centers”.5

Where may women find information about CVD screening programs similar to the WISEWOMAN program?

Women may find information about CVD screening programs similar to the WISEWOMAN program, from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center or a national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Cancer/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.

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Sources

  1. Financial Assistance: Summary. Page Last Updated on 09 April 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 29 August 2019. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html Accessed: 14 August 2020
  2. Financial Assistance: Summary. Page Last Updated on 09 April 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 29 August 2019. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html Accessed: 14 August 2020
  3. National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): Find A Screening Provider Near You. Page Last Reviewed: 16 December  2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/screenings.htm Accessed: 14 August 2020
  4. WISEWOMAN. Page Last Reviewed: 10 February 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/index.htm Accessed: 14 August 2020
  5. WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Services Does the WISEWOMAN Program Fund? Page Last Reviewed: 02 October 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/faqs.htm Accessed: 14 August 2020

Topic Last Updated: 14 August 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 14 August 2020
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