Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)

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How to Enroll for MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services



For information about enrolling in the MBCHP, please call our office Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Maine Toll-Free Line: 1-800-350-5180
Local/Outside of Maine: 1-207-287-8068
TTY: Users dial 711 (Maine Relay)



Who is eligible for MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services



In order to be eligible to enroll in the MBCHP for breast and cervical cancer screening services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a woman age 40 to 64*, and
  • Must be a Maine resident (or New Hampshire resident located within 15 miles of the Maine state border), and
  • Must have income less than or equal to 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and
  • Have no health insurance, or health insurance that does not cover mammograms or Pap tests (preventive cancer screening services), or has a high deductible.

* Limited openings for women age 35-39 who have seen a doctor and need additional tests for a possible breast or cervical cancer OR if they have not had a Pap in 5 or more years.

Women receiving Medicare Part B or MaineCare benefits are not eligible for MBCHP. (Mammograms and Pap tests are covered under these programs.)

Enrollment in the screening program provides coverage for screening services for one year. Each year you will be given an opportunity to re-enroll in the screening program as long as you continue to meet MBCHP eligibility requirements.

2014 HHS Poverty Guidelines:

Persons in family/household
250% Poverty Guideline
Each additional person add:


For information about MBCHP breast and cervical cancer screening services call:

Local/Outside of Maine: 1-207-287-8068
Maine Toll Free: 1-800-350-5180
TTY Users dial 711 (Maine Relay)

Updated June 10, 2014