Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program Eligibility Criteria

Who is Eligible for the Program?

To qualify for breast, cervical, or colon cancer screening services, a client must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Uninsured or underinsured and not eligible for Apple Health.*
  • Women between 40 and 64 years.*
  • Men between 50 and 64 years.*
  • Low-income (below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level). Check the income eligibility table (PDF) for specific income information.

*Limited openings are available for:

  • Women between 35 and 39 years old with breast symptoms.
  • Women and men under 50 may enroll in the program if they have a family history of a first degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) who was diagnosed before the age of 60 with either colon cancer or pre-cancerous polyps.

The program is open to anyone meeting all the criteria listed above. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching high-risk populations, including:

  • Ages 50 and older.
  • Native Americans.
  • African Americans.
  • Hispanics.
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders.
  • Lesbians.

Check the program's eligibility criteria (PDF) for additional eligibility requirements and the enrollment procedures (PDF) for how to determine eligibility.

Who is Eligible for the Program Through Susan G. Komen®?

In addition to meeting the criteria listed above, Susan G. Komen funds are available to screen women who also meet the following criteria:

  • Women between 18 and 34 years who:
    • Have breast symptoms.
    • Are below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Women between 35 and 64 years who are: