Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, except for skin cancers. Routine mammograms and breast exams can often detect cancer early, when it can be most successfully treated.

Cervical cancer is also treatable if detected early. Often, there are no symptoms, so it is important for women to get screened regularly.


Through the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), eligible women can receive, at no charge to them, the following services:

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Ongoing yearly exams and medical follow-up appointments related to breast and cervical health issues
  • Pap tests
  • Pelvic exams
  • Referrals for a free mammogram at a local hospital


All uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 for free breast cancer screenings and all uninsured women between 35 and 64 for free cervical cancer screenings.

Women with the following qualifications may also be eligible:

  • Women over 64 who do not qualify for Medicare, have no insurance, are underinsured, or have high deductible insurance
  • Women who have health insurance that doesn't cover screening services or those with high deductibles
  • Younger women with symptoms and/or women considered high risk

Women who have already been diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer may also receive free or low-cost treatment through this program.


To enroll in the program please fill out an application.