Georgia Women’s Health Medicaid Program



Women’s Health Medicaid Program

The Women’s Health Medicaid Program in Georgia offers coverage for uninsured women who have been diagnosed with or wish to prevent breast or cervical cancer. In accordance with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Georgia’s Medicaid program provides options to care for and combat these conditions at the sign of symptoms.

This program is the next step after the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, after receiving an abnormal result from an examination. The same eligibility regulations apply to both programs, as they work in conjunction with one another.

Goergia Breast & Cervical Cancer Program Services

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms for women 40 and older
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Diagnostic follow-up services
  • Case management

Women’s Health Medicaid Program Services

  • Breast and cervical cancer treatment
  • All health care services covered by traditional Medicaid in addition to cancer treatment
  • Coverage lasts for the duration of cancer treatment

 

Eligibility

Administered by the Department of Community Health, WHMP provides essential services to women who meet certain criteria in Georgia. As mentioned above, the same criteria for the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program applies to WHMP. Those who are eligible to receive coverage must match each of the following requirements:

  • Household income less than or equal to 200 percent of FPL (about $18,000 per year for an individual, $36,800 for a family of 4)
  • Diagnosis for breast or cervical cancer determined by a biopsy
  • Under 65 years old
  • No source of health insurance and ineligible for Medicare or Medicaid
  • Resident of Georgia
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident

 

BCCP Eligibility

  • One year or more since last mammogram and/or Pap test, or have symptoms relating to breast or cervical cancer
  • Women 40 years and older: clinical breast and pelvic screenings, Pap tests, mammograms, and diagnostic evaluations – if needed
  • Women ages 35 – 39: eligible for diagnostic evaluation with highly suspicious symptoms of breast or cervical cancer
  • Women under 40: eligible for clinical breast and pelvic exams and Pap tests

 

Receiving Care

Contact or visit your county health department, or utilize one of the resources below to obtain coverage or speak directly with someone in your area.

 

Resources

Georgia Screening and Treatment Unit

  • Email – cabroom@dhr.state.ga.us
  • Phone – 404 657 7735

Georgia Cancer Control at the Department of Human Resources:

  • Email – cancercontrol@dhr.state.ga.us
  • Phone – 404 657 6611

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Women’s Health Medicaid Program