WWC: 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.
Nearly 100% of women who find breast or cervical cancer early survive it. And 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.
- 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: Provides low or no-cost clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic services to medically underserved individuals in Colorado via numerous clinics, hospital foundations, and community organizations/health centers.
- Komen Colorado South: Provides low or no-cost clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic services to medically underserved individuals in El Paso, Pueblo and Teller Counties via numerous clinics hospital foundations, and community organizations/health centers.
- 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: