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The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines.  Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasound, colposcopy, or biopsy, if needed.

For more information about free screenings, contact ABCCEDP toll-free at 1-877-252-3324 or contact your local county health department.

Eligibility Guidelines for Free Services

  • Women ages 40 to 64 
  • Women who have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines - 2014 Income Eligibility Guidelines
  • Women without insurance or who are underinsured

Patient Enrollment

Health care providers who have contracted with ABCCEDP should enroll their patients through the ABCCEDP Online Med-It System.

For instructions on how to enroll a patient, please read the 2012 Med-It Enrollment Instructions.

Women Screened and Saved

Since the program's beginning in 10/1996 to 12/2013:

  • 95,180 women screened
  • 147,890 clinical breast exams
  • 129,362 mammograms
  • 81,757 Pap smears
  • 1,819 cases of breast cancer detected
  • 1,407 cases of cervical pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancers detected (122 invasive cancers)

2012 - 2013 grant year

  • 16,440 women screened
  • 12,841 clinical breast exams
  • 12,722 mammograms
  • 5,803 Pap smears
  • 132 cases of breast cancer detected
  • 131 cases of cervical pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancers detected (8 invasive cancers)

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