Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)



The Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), and with Maine General Fund dollars. Maine first received CDC funding in the fall of 1994 and began providing early detection services in 1995. The mission of the MBCHP is to provide breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis services to underserved women, to provide public and professional education, and to support community partnerships to enhance statewide cancer control activities.

MBCHP will pay for an office visit to screen for breast or cervical cancer at the contracted network service location you chose during enrollment or re-enrollment if your office visit includes one of the following cancer screening services:

  • a Clinical Breast Exam and/or;
  • a Pelvic exam and/or;
  • a Pap test alone or;
  • a Pap test and high-risk HPV test (HPV co-testing)          

MBCHP will pay for a screening Mammogram (at MBCHP participating Mammography locations).

MBCHP also covers limited diagnostic or follow-up services. (see Important Information about Follow-up Testing)

Please note: Uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or undergoing treatment for breast or cervical cancer may qualify for MaineCare. Please call MBCHP for more information.



If you'd like more details or would like information on eligibility for the program.

If you'd like to view frequently asked questions about enrollment.

If you'd like to view frequently asked questions about our covered services.



Covered Services Brochure: PDF (printer friendly)

Program Information: PDF

Spanish Language Program Information: PDF

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and MBCHP InfoSheet (updated for 2015): PDF



Department Of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Contact: Eric N. Spear

Phone: 1-207-287-4348
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Updated Dece,ber 11, 2014