Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention
Florida Department of Health in Manatee County
- 941-748-0747 (24 Hours/Day)
410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at DOH-Sarasota provides no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings, including mammograms, pap smears, pelvic exams and clinical breast exams, to women who are 50 to 64 years of age, low-income and uninsured or under-insured.
How to apply for the program
- For an application, please call 941-861-2676.
Once we receive your completed application, we will call you to let you know if you qualify and to make your first appointment. When you become part of our program, we will schedule and authorize payment for all your appointments for breast and cervical cancer screenings and other related tests (if needed) for one year.
Please note that if you qualify for our program but have received a mammogram anywhere else within the last year, we cannot help you until at least a year has passed since that mammogram.
Early detection is the key to successful diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and cervical cancer.
General breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines:
- Women need their first pap test at the age of 21 regardless of sexual activity.
- Women need a pap test every three to five years after the first test as long as the test results continue to be normal.
- Women 20 years and over should have their breasts checked once a year by a health care professional.
- Women over age 40 should have a mammogram once a year.