Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)

The Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), and with Maine General Fund dollars. Maine first received CDC funding in the fall of 1994 and began providing early detection services in 1995. The mission of the MBCHP is to provide breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to underserved women, to provide public and professional education, and to support community partnerships to enhance statewide cancer control activities.

The Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) is not a Qualified Health Plan, and does not meet the definition of “Minimum Essential Coverage” for required insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Printable letter to use if your insurance company requires verification that Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) does not qualify as insurance.

MBCHP will pay for a breast and/or cervical cancer screening office visit performed at one of our designated network service locations. You will be given options to choose a service location during enrollment or re-enrollment.Your office visit must be performed at the service location you choose during enrollment/re-enrollment AND include one of the following preventive cancer screening services:

MBCHP will pay for a screening Mammogram (at MBCHP participating Mammography locations).

MBCHP also covers limited diagnostic or follow-up services. (see Important Information about Follow-up Testing)

Please note: Uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or undergoing treatment for breast or cervical cancer may qualify for MaineCare. Please call MBCHP for more information.

Covered Services Brochure: PDF (printer friendly)

Program Information Brochure: PDF

Spanish Language Program Information: PDF

I now have health insurance:  Can MBCHP still help me?

Even if you now have health insurance, you may still need some help from the MBCHP:

(see /dhhs/mecdc/population-health/bcp/covered-services-faqs.htm)

With or without health insurance, to enroll in the MBCHP you must:

Still not sure?  Call the MBCHP to discuss if the program can help you:  1-800-350-5180...Press 1

If you'd like more details or would like information about: eligibility for the program.

If you'd like to view enrollment frequently asked questions (FAQ): questions about enrollment.

If you'd like to view covered services frequently asked questions (FAQ): questions about our covered services.

I have been diagnosed with breast/cervical cancer:  Can MBCHP help me?

Department Of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Contact: Maraquita Hollman

Phone: 1-207-287-4348
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Updated July 8, 2021