The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasound, colposcopy, or biopsy, if needed.
For more information about free screenings, contact ABCCEDP toll-free at 1-877-252-3324 or contact your local county health department.
Eligibility Guidelines for Free Services
- Women ages 40 to 64
- Women who have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines - 2015 Income Eligibility Guidelines
- Women without insurance or who are underinsured
Health care providers who have contracted with ABCCEDP should enroll their patients through the ABCCEDP Online Med-It System.
For instructions on how to enroll a patient, please read the 2012 Med-It Enrollment Instructions.
Breast Cancer Facebook Page
We would like to share the exciting news that the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has recently launched a Facebook page dedicated to the topic of breast cancer. The page, targeted to public health partners, healthcare providers and the public, was created to provide an interactive forum dedicated to preventing and reducing the effects of breast cancer on women. Please log onto Facebook and “like” their page, engage with their content, and share with your followers on Facebook. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource in the fight against breast cancer.
You can find the new CDC Breast Cancer page at https://www.facebook.com/CDCBreastCancer.
Since the program's beginning in 10/1996 to 12/2014:
- 102,951 women screened
- 158,416 clinical breast exams provided
- 143,378 mammograms provided
- 86,410 Pap smear tests provided
- 1,958 breast cancers detected
- 1,559 cervical preinvasive (CIN I, II & III) and invasive cancers detected
Here is our screening information for last grant year (July 2013 - June 2014):
- 16,323 women screened
- 11,972 clinical breast exams provided
- 12,742 mammograms provided
- 5,547 Pap smear tests provided
- 135 breast cancers detected
- 148 cervical preinvasive (CIN I, II & III) and invasive cancers detected