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The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests for eligible women. Screenings and diagnostic services are coordinated through a number of lead agencies throughout the state. These lead agencies then set up appointments for women with local hospitals, doctors, and clinics who will provide direct services to program participants.
In addition to contacting a local IBCCP lead agency, appointments can be scheduled by calling the Women’s Health Line at 1-888-522-1282 (1-800-547-0466 TTY). The Women’s Health Line will be able to walk women through the eligibility requirements and the screening process.
For more information, please click here to visit the IBCCP website.
Click here to download the full list of IBCCP Lead Agencies where you can access IBCCP services.
The Chicago Department of Public Health offers Mamography Screening Services through five clinics
Family Planning Services
Illinois Healthy Women is a program that:
- Allows you to decide if and when to have a baby
- Helps you to plan a healthy birth, when you are ready
- Provides family planning (birth control) and related reproductive healthcare, including birth control
- Is free there is no cost for the services
- Is voluntary
- Is confidential
Illinois Healthy Women covers family planning (birth control) and certain services provided at the family planning visit, such as the physical exam, pap tests, lab tests for family planning, testing and medicine for sexually transmitted infections found during a family planning visit, and sterilization. Illinois Healthy Women also covers mammograms, multivitamins and folic acid if they are ordered by the doctor during the family planning visit.
Family planning services are free, however, you may be required to pay a small co-payment if you choose to get brand name vitamins or other medicines ordered by a doctor.
Click here to learn more about Illinois Healthy Women and how to enroll in the program.
Prenatal Care Services
Under the All Kids Program, all eligible pregnant women can receive free quality health care during their pregnancy through two programs: Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE), and the Moms & Babies Program.
Under MPE, women can receive outpatient services like prenatal checkups, doctor visits, lab tests, prenatal vitamins, medicine, specialty medical care, eye care, dental care, emergency room care, mental health and substance abuse services, transportation to get medical care and other services. MPE will not cover hospital services, like labor and delivery. To get hospital services, you must apply for Moms & Babies.
Moms & Babies pays for both outpatient and inpatient hospital services for women while they are pregnant, and for 60 days after the baby is born. It also pays for services to babies for the first year of the baby’s life, if the mother is covered by Moms & Babies when the baby is born.
To learn more about MPE and Moms & Babies, click here.