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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is the Hoosier implementation of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The BCCP provides access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and treatment for underserved and underinsured women who qualify for services.

The NBCCEDP is the first and only national cancer screening program in the United States. The NBCCEDP functions through cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and territorial health departments, tribes, and organizations. The NBCCEDP currently serves women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and twelve tribes.

The BCCP receives funds from both the NCCEDP and from the State of Indiana and serves between 6,000 and 7,000 women annually.

Cancer Screenings

Through the BCCP, female Indiana residents may qualify for free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic tests. Services provided include           

  • Colposcopies (with or without biopsies) 
  • Liquid-based cytology tests
  • High risk panel HPV testing
  • Office visits
  • Pelvic exams/tests
  • Clinical breast exams (CBEs)
  • Mammograms (screening and diagnostic)
  • Diagnostic breast ultrasounds
  • Breast biopsies
  • Consultations

Cancer Treatment

As of 2009, the BCCP is capable of qualifying women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer for MA-12 (Indiana Medicaid) through its Option 3. The MA-12 remains active during cancer treatment and terminates at its conclusion. Over 100 women received MA-12 through Option 3 in its first year alone.

Visit the "For Patients" page for details on program eligibility and enrollment.

Providers, please visit our "For Providers" page for more information on partnering with the BCCP.

Notice of Privacy Practices

The BCCP Notice of Privacy Practice documents are availalble in English and Spanish.

Updated July 2013.