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Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1610
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 

     

Service Goals 

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP) makes it easy to get the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free if program eligibility requirements are met.

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Download the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program brochure. (2MB PDF)

Mission: 

To lead and support breast and cervical cancer screening to save lives.

 

Vision: 

Healthy women living cancer-free.

 

Purpose: 

To provide breast and cervical cancer screenings to women in the Greater Jacksonville area.

 

The program is available to: 

Services are free if criteria are met.
  • Women ages 50 through 64
  • Women who do not have health insurance, which will cover the cost of a mammogram, clinical breast exam, pelvic exam/Pap test.
  • Women who are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare
  • Women who meet the income guidelines of the program (at or below 200% of the federal poverty level)
  • Women who are Florida residents and reside in one of the following counties: Clay, Duval, Baker, Nassau, or St. Johns
  • Women older than 40, but younger than 50, with a personal history of breast or invasive cervical cancer may be enrolled and screened through the program if they also meet income and insurance requirements

Services Provided: 

  • Clinical breast exam by a qualified clinician
  • Mammogram at one of the several facilities
  • Pelvic exam and Pap smear test (if cervix is present)
  • Assistance with various follow-up diagnostic tests if the physician recommends them and grant funding is available; or assistance in locating a facility that will provide the tests at a reduced cost if testing must be obtained outside the program
  • Free care coordination if screening or diagnostic testing is abnormal
  • Medicaid for cancer treatment if screened and diagnosed through FBCCEDP with breast or cervical cancer and qualifies for Medicaid

Service Locations 

  • Community-based organizations
  • Churches
  • Health Centers
  • Local hospitals
  • Medical providers