Women's Wellness Connection
is a program that helps women who live in Colorado get free breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Through our partnerships with more than 120 local health care providers throughout Colorado, we provide free screenings for women who:
Live in Colorado.
Are legal residents of the United States.
Are 40 - 64 years old.
Have limited or no health insurance to pay for these screenings.
Have not had a Pap test or mammogram in the last 12 months.
Meet income requirements.
Formerly Colorado Women's Cancer Control Initiative (CWCCI), Women's Wellness Connection began in 1991. It is a program administered by the Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment and part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Women's Wellness Connection is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the program and its staff is to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality through the promotion of compliance with routine screening guidelines and timely state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation.
Women's Wellness Connection provides breast and cervical cancer screenings (clinical breast exams, Pap tests, and mammograms) to eligible women at more than 120 sites through cooperative efforts of multiple statewide providers. The providers of Women's Wellness Connection operate under HIPPA confidentially laws (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
Women's Wellness Connection provides funding for case management in order to provide a broader system to women with abnormal screening results. Part of this broader system includes applying for Medicaid in the event a woman is diagnosed with cancer. Women must be screened through the Women's Wellness Connection in order to qualify for Medicaid's Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program.
Women's Wellness Connection's statewide hotline number, 1-866-951-WELL (9355), is made possible through an in-kind donation from the American Cancer Society. Society staff operates the hotline to answer questions, provide additional information about the program, and help women make appointments with local Women's Wellness Connection screening providers.
For media inquiries, please contact Karen Phelan at 303-692-2704.
For all other questions, please call 1-866-951-WELL (9355).