Breast And Cervical Cancer Services

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program (BCCS) offers clinical breast examinations, mammograms, pelvic examinations, and Pap tests throughout Texas at no or low-cost to eligible women.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in Texas. Cervical cancer ranks seventh of the leading cancers diagnosed among Texas women. Surviving breast and cervical cancer depends on how early the cancer is detected. The best method to detect breast or cervical cancer in its early stages is through regular screening.  

The Texas BCCS program offers low-income women, ages 18-64, access to screening and diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer.

Eligible Population

To qualify, a woman must be:

  • Low-income (at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines).
  • Uninsured or underinsured
  • Age 40 – 64 years for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services
  • Age 21 – 64 years for cervical cancer screening services
  • Age 18 – 64 years for cervical cancer diagnostic services

High Priority Populations:

  • Breast Cancer: Ages 50-64
  • Cervical Cancer: Ages 21 - 64 years

Eligible Income - 2013 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (200%)

Family Size

Annual Maximum Gross Family Income

Monthly Maximum Gross Family Income

1 Person

$22,980

$1,915

2 People

$31,020

$2,585

3 People

$39,060

$3,255

4 People

$47,100

$3,925

5 People

$55,140

$4,595

6 People

$63,180

$5,265

7 People

$71,220

$5,935

8 People

$79,260

$6,605

Effective April 1, 2013