Check the following guidelines to see if you are eligible.
|Household Size||Estimated Average Monthly Income||Not Eligible|
|1||Up to $2,833||More than $2,833|
|2||Up to $3,829||More than $3,829|
|3||Up to $4,825||More than $4,825|
|4||Up to $5,821||More than $5,821|
|5||Up to $6,817||More than $6,817|
|6||Up to $7,813||More than $7,813|
|7||Up to $8,808||More than $8,808|
|8||Up to $9,804||More than $9,804|
* Women 65 years of age and older may receive services through their Medicare Provider.
In addition, all women who have been screened and need treatment for breast and cervical cancer may be eligible for Medicaid benefits during treatment, including coverage for pre-malignant conditions.
It is free to join WISEWOMAN. There is no cost to you if you meet the eligibility guidelines.
Our funding restricts screening and follow-up services to women 30-64 for WISEWOMAN and 21-64 for BCHP and is only open to women in those age groups; however community events are always open to all women.
However, if you are 65 and older and don't have Medicare Part B but enrolled in Medicare Part A, or if you are not Medicare-eligible, WISEWOMAN/BCHP can help with your bills. Please call 966-8743 or 1-888-383-8782.
WISEWOMAN encourages every woman to move toward a more heart healthy lifestyle. We support you to meet whatever goals, if any, you want to set for your health.
No, but the Breast and Cervical Health Program will pay for those costs unless you are a SEARHC beneficiary or have private insurance, then your clinical costs will be billed first to whatever insurance program you have.
It depends. We would pay for this mammogram if the patient had an abnormal clinical breast exam and/or if the patient has numerous risk factors and a strong family history. The Breast and Cervical Health Program will pay for diagnostic mammograms for women of any age, but screening mammograms only for women ages 40-64.
When filling out the enrollment form you can report either monthly and/or annual income.
You are responsible for any costs that are not covered by the programs. For example, the programs do not cover pregnancy tests, vaginal cultures (such as STD testing), pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound, certain blood tests, or EKG. Contact us for a full list of services covered by WISEWOMAN and BCHP.
This depends on what test was performed. The BCH program will cover other diagnostic tests depending on your breast exam and/or Pap test–including colposcopy, breast ultrasound, and breast biopsy. The WISEWOMAN program will pay for one follow-up visit by provider for abnormal cholesterol and blood pressure values, a fasting glucose tolerance test, some blood tests, and a urinalysis.
These two programs are sister programs. In order to enroll in the WW program you need to also be enrolled in the BCH program and have a current Pap test, CBE and, if over 40, a mammogram in the past year.
Yes. These two programs are for ALL women who may not have health insurance, may be under-insured and/or have limited income regardless of ethnicity.
You can choose to receive your women's health grant services at SEARHC, Sitka Medical Center, Mountainside Family Health, or Planned Parenthood. If you choose to go to SEARHC, your chart will note that you will be billed for any services NOT covered by these grants.
If you have health insurance or belong to a Tribal Health Program:
If you receive a bill:
You may join BCHP. For WISEWOMAN, you must be a resident of Alaska.
No, the BCH program will only pay for you to go to Sitka for either screening or diagnostic procedures. The program does, however, cover travel/lodging costs to Sitka.
No, because Medicare B covers the cost of all procedures offered under the BCH program. You are, however, eligible for the BCHP if you have only Medicare A or are on Medicaid.
No, only screening mammograms with normal clinical breast exams done within 6 months of the clinic can be performed at the Mobile Clinics.