Other screening resources
Your health is important to us. Even if you aren’t eligible for free breast or cervical cancer screenings or heart health tests through Women’s Wellness Connection or WISEWOMAN, it’s still important for you to get checked. Additional resources are below.
Over 90% of women who find breast or cervical cancer early survive at least 5 years. Heart disease kills more women in the U.S. than any other disease, yet many women don’t feel bad or show signs of sickness until the disease is far along. Annual screenings and preventive efforts can make a big impact on your health.
- For health insurance and health coverage:
- Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program): Public health insurance for low-income Coloradans who qualify.
- Connect for Health Colorado: Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace, the only place to apply for financial assistance to help reduce costs and get access to free, in-person help available statewide.
- For primary health care, including cancer and cardiovascular disease screening:
- Colorado Community Health Centers (CHCs): In Colorado, these clinics provide comprehensive primary health care to more than 650,000 Coloradans annually, including 25 percent of Medicaid enrollees, 25 percent of CHP+ enrollees, and thousands of people who slip through the cracks or our healthcare system and are uninsured.
- Community Safety Net Clinics (CSNCs): These clinics serve patients and families that experience or are at risk of experiencing health disparities due to income level, race and/or ethnicity, geography and other social, economic and environmental realities that contribute to poor health outcomes. CSNCs do not refuse patients based upon ability to pay and provide a variety of services including primary care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, dental, optical and/or specialty care.
- For breast cancer screening:
- Komen Colorado: Funds four non-profit organizations in El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo and Teller counties, to cover the cost of breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment for medically underserved women. Links women and men with breast cancer needs to organizations and community partners to receive needed care and services living in Colorado.
- For cervical cancer screening:
- Title X Family Planning clinics: Offers low-cost, confidential family planning and preventive health services including cervical cancer screening in more than 70 sites across Colorado.
- For cardiovascular screening:
- Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions: A statewide program that aims to prevent, detect and control cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Community health workers (CHW), hired by local public health agencies, clinics, hospitals and other health organizations, provide screenings, referrals and ongoing support to members of their communities at no cost.
- For connection to the National Diabetes Prevention Program:
- Call 1-800-DIABETES.
- CDC’s Registry of Recognized Programs.
- Other sources of health care:
- 9Health Fair offers basic screening tests for cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer at scheduled times of the year.
- Some Local Public Health Agencies.
- NeedyMeds.com (800-503-6897) is dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs. Click on the Patient Savings tab to search for specific coverage.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients who lack prescription drug coverage obtain the medications they need.
- The Patient Access Network Foundation (866-316-7263) assists patients with out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.
- Patient Services, Inc. (800-366-7741) provides assistance with insurance premiums and copayments for people with chronic diseases.
- RxHope.com helps patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications.
- The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) a national organizations that provide financial help to patients.
- CancerCare (800-813-4673) provides limited financial assistance for co-pays, transportation, home care, and child care.
- The HealthWellFoundation (800-675-8416) an independent, non-profit organization that helps patients with a chronic, life-altering disease afford their medications.
- Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides cancer survivorship materials and resources.
- Cancer Finances offers an online-tool to help guide you through some key topics that may impact your financial situation. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or many years past active treatment, this site can help you navigate finances after cancer.
- Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation Provides financial assistance to patients with cancer undergoing treatment.
- The Colorado Cancer Coalition Resource Directory is an online directory of mostly Colorado and some national cancer support resources.
- Doctors Care Located in Littleton, Colorado, Doctors Care is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving health access for low-income individuals in the South Metro Denver area. Through its integrated primary care clinic, network of specialists and hospital services, and programs designed to address socioeconomic barriers to health and well-being, thousands of individuals have access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and support services through Doctors Care.