Think about YOURSELF.
- In recent years (2011-2015) Connecticut had the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States.
- Nearly 38,000 women in Connecticut are not receiving all of the health care they need because they do not have proper health insurance or the means to pay health insurance premiums.
- 4,770 women in Connecticut died from heart disease in 2015.
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More About the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP)
The Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP) consists of the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) and the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN).
The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) is a comprehensive screening program available throughout Connecticut for medically underserved women. The primary objective of the program is to significantly increase the number of women who receive breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment referral services. All services are offered free of charge through the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s contracted health care providers located statewide.
The CBCCEDP Screening and Diagnostic Services is for women 21-64 years and include:
|Office Visits||Colposcopies and Colposcopy-Directed Biopsies|
|Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms||Loop Electrode Excision Procedure (LEEP)|
|Breast Biopsies||Surgical Consultations|
|Breast Ultrasounds||Clinical Breast Exams|
|Fine Needle Aspirations||HPV Screening (human papilloma virus)|
|Pap Tests||Cardiovascular screening|
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN)
The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored program designed to help 40-64 year-old women reduce their risk for heart disease and promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The Connecticut WISEWOMAN Program offers FREE healthy & supportive Lifestyle Programs for CEDPP participants, such as:
- Health Coaching
- Specialist Health Coaching (i.e. Dietitian, Mental Health and Pharmacist through Medication Therapy Management)
- Weight Watchers (in-person or online)
- Self-Monitored Blood Pressure
- Health Coaching with Community Support (examples: Healthy Cooking Classes, Gym Memberships, Yoga or Zumba Fitness classes, Community Gardens, Diabetes Life Care Programs)
- Diabetes Prevention Program
Connecticut is one of only 3 New England states that offers this program.
Connecticut’s WISEWOMAN program, administered by the Department of Public Health (DPH), provides women found at risk for cardiovascular disease an opportunity to participate in a lifestyle modification program, which includes nutrition and physical activity interventions. The WISEWOMAN program incorporates cardiovascular disease screening and intervention services into the healthcare delivery system of the current DPH Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program contracted health care provider sites. In addition to a clinical breast exam, Pap test, and mammogram, women who participate in the WISEWOMAN Program receive screening for cardiovascular disease.
WISEWOMAN services include:
- Blood pressure
- Blood glucose testing
- Life style programs
To be eligible for the WISEWOMAN Program, a woman must be enrolled in the department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; be 40 to 64 years of age; have an income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level; have no health insurance; have an insurance deductible of $1,000 or more; or have health insurance that excludes routine blood pressure screening, lipid profile, and blood glucose screenings.
Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP)
consists of the
Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP)
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN).
- Be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level – See chart below
- Be 40 to 64 for Mammograms, 21 to 64 for Pap Tests, and 40-64 for Cardivascular Disease (CVD)
- Have no health insurance* or
- Have a high insurance deductible ($1,000 or more)
*Women 65+ who are not enrolled in Medicare Part B may be eligible to receive CBCCEDP services.
FEDERAL & STATE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
(Based on 250% of the 2021-2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines)
|Family Size||Annual Income||Monthly Income||Weekly Income|
|For each additional family member add:||$11,350.00||$946.00||$236.45|
Contact Us by Email:
To learn more, send your first name with your phone number or email address to the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP).
Call Any of the Following Locations:
|Hartford||St. Francis Hospital||860-714-7151|
Central Region Hartford Healthcare
Early Detection Program
|New Haven||Yale New Haven Hospital||203-688-2219|
|New London||Lawrence and Memorial Hospital||860-442-0711 x2197|
|Putnam||Day Kimball Healthcare||860-963-3864|
|Torrington||Charlotte Hungerford Hospital||860-496-6513|
|Vernon||Eastern CT Health Network||860-872-5368|
||St. Mary's Hospital||203-709-3873|