The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Lewis and Jefferson provides comprehensive, age-appropriate breast, cervical and colorectal screenings at no cost to men 50 and older and women 40 and older who:
Currently, all NYS counties are served by one or more CSP "Partnerships" providing screening services for breast and cervical cancer, colorectal cancer or all three of these cancers. The partnership model was selected as the most efficacious approach to provide statewide screening services. The model is based on the concept of the "community of solution," in which a variety of existing community entities contributes and mobilizes their resources collectively to solve a community problem.
Through the partnership model, screening programs are better able to identify and meet the diverse needs of the priority populations in communities across the state. Note that the term "partnership" does not imp0ly a formal legal entity. Partners assist with implementation of required activities as appropriate to the mission and role of their organizations. These partners provide a valuable source of services, promote the screening programs, and add in-kind resources. Partnership members include community organizations, health care providers in a variety of settings, local businesses, health-related organizations, and government.
Who do I call for a FREE cancer screening or to be connected to other CSP services?
Call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) to talk to someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who will connect you to a Cancer Services Program near you. The call is free.
Where are these screening services provided?
Services are provided in local clinics, health centers, doctors' offices, and hospitals in every country and borough in New York State by health care providers participating in the CSP.
What if they find something or I need treatment after the screening?
Why should I be screened for cancer?
Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening tests that can find these cancers early.
Early cancer detection saves lives!
Here are up-to-date Cervical Cancer Screening Reimbursement Guidelines
The CSP reimburses participating providers for the following breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening tests for eligible, uninsured or underinsured women and men:
*As determined by a clinical risk assessment performed and documented by a NYS-licensed provider, per CSP protocol.
Reimbursement is available for many diagnostic services including imaging, facility fees, biopsies, pre- and post-operative procedures, pathology and consultations.
Women and men who are in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate** cancer may be eligible for full Medicaid coverage through the NYS MCTP. Coverage lasts for the entire treatment period and includes medications.
**The CSP does not currently support routine population-based screening for prostate cancer. The CSP does not currently provide reimbursement for prostate cancer screening and diagnostic services.
Eligibility for breast and cervical cancer, or pre-cancerous breast or cervical conditions, individuals must be:
Eligibility for colorectal cancer or pre-cancerous colorectal conditions, individuals must be:
Eligibility for prostate cancer, or pre-cancerous prostate conditions, individuals must be:
To find out more information about cancer:
New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program
American Cancer Society (ACS) National Hotline
Provides free information and emotional support from trained volunteers anytime before, during, or after treatment. Local chapters are listed in the white pages of your phone book and may be found on the ACS website.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Hotline
Offers free state-of-the-art information in English or Spanish on treatment, clinical trials, nutrition, advanced cancer, and services in your area.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information about cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and survivorship.