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Paying for Cancer Screening and Prevention

Locate medical experts and find information on insurance coverage and financial assistance for risk management, treatment and follow up care.

Paying for ovarian cancer risk-reducing medications

Oral contraceptives have been shown to lower the risk for ovarian cancer. The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance companies to pay for oral contraceptives with no out-of-pocket expenses for eligible women

In situations not covered under the Affordable Care Act, insurance will still often cover the costs for oral contraceptives. If your insurance company denies this medication, visit our health insurance appeals page for information on insurance appeals. 

Federally qualified health centers (also called “Community Health Centers”) can be a resource to anyone who needs financial assistance with their healthcare journey. Their mission is to provide care regardless of ability to pay. They often are the most knowledgeable about which other providers and organizations in their local community offer services at discounts, sliding fee scales, etc.  Their main focus is providing prevention services such as screenings.

All of the centers must provide access to mental health services and many provide access to general living assistance programs (energy assistance, child care assistance, housing assistance, etc.)

Updated 11/05/15

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