Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Cancer Prevention (Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program)

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening & Navigation Programsbreast_infographic_Top Only

Provides no cost screening gyn exams and mammograms to Maryland residents between the ages of 40-65 and those over 65 without Medicare Part B, who financially qualify. We can also help with the cost of client’s having insurance with screening copays, deductibles, and coinsurance fees when the client uses our contracted providers and are financially eligible. We also provide navigation services via our contracted providers for clients with insurance that covers screening costs but do not know where to go or have difficulty navigating the health care system, as long as they financially qualify. Once a client is screened through our program, if they need further diagnostic testing or cancer treatment, we will assist them to apply for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program at DHMH to cover these costs.

“Frequently Asked Questions:”  cervical cancer or breast cancerFor more information call 410-612-1780.  Cervical-Infographic

In 1992, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene received a grant from the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide breast and cervical cancer screening services to low-income, uninsured or under-insured women. The Maryland legislature, in 1998, made State funds available to supplement the CDC grant.

Services provided:

  • No cost Pap smears (every three years or every 5 years with HPV co-testing on women with an intact cervix and no history of cervical cancer).
  • No cost annual clinical breast exams and mammograms
  • No cost Breast and Cervical diagnostic testing; ex: breast ultrasound, colposcopy.

Our targeted population:  women 40 to 64 years of age and women over 65, if they do not have Medicare Part-B.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Harford County resident
  • Be age 40 to 64 years old (can be 65+ and qualify)
  • Be underinsured or uninsured
  • Meet the program’s income guidelines

For more information on our Breast and Cervical Cancer program or to see if you qualify for care, please call 410-612-1780.

To view our Colorectal Cancer Screening Program brochure, click here

To view our Breast and Cervical Cancer Brochure, click here.  En Espanol

For additional information on Breast and Cervical Cancer visit the following:

 

Colorectal Cancer Screeningcolorectal_infographic_Top Only

This program provides no cost colonoscopies to men and women who are Harford County residents 50 years and older, or who are at increased risk for colorectal cancer because of personal or family histories of colorectal cancer, polyps or colitis, and who financially qualify.  “Frequently Asked Questions:”  colorectal cancerFor more information, call 410- 612-1780.  This program is funded by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program.

The purpose of the Local Public Health Component is to reduce cancer mortality in Maryland and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes among whites and ethnic minorities.

Harford County Health Department provides education, prevention, and screening for Colorectal cancer and education and prevention for Breast and Cervical cancers. We have a health educator who provides education on the above cancers to organizations, groups, churches, clubs, schools, etc., at no cost.

Service Provided: 

  • No cost colonoscopies

Our Targeted Population: 

  •  Individuals who are 50+ years of age, uninsured or underinsured.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be a Harford County Resident
  • Be age 50+ or if less than 50 have referral from physician
  • Be underinsured or uninsured
  • Meet the program’s income guidelines

For additional information about Colorectal cancer:

To see if you qualify for the Colorectal Cancer Screening program or for information on the program, please call 410-612-1780.

To view our printable colorectal screening program brochure, click here.

Harford County Cancer and Tobacco Community Coalition

Harford County Health Department’s Cancer Coalition is comprised of representatives from community agencies, minority organizations, hospitals, local government, and private citizens. These representatives are working together with the staff of the Health Department’s Colorectal Cancer program to promote the services of the Cancer Prevention program to Harford County residents.  Our cancer coalition membership is open to any person or organization interested in cancer prevention, education, screening, and treatment. Our meetings are held quarterly.

For more information about our coalition or to apply for cancer coalition membership, please see our brochure and meeting schedule.


Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund

Local Public Health Component

Purpose: With the passage of SB896/HB1425, the Maryland General Assembly established a Local Public Health Component as a part of the Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment program under the Cigarette restitution Fund program.

The purpose of the Local Public Health Component is to reduce cancer mortality in Maryland and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes among whites and ethnic minorities.

Status: In the fiscal year 2001, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provided grant funding, based on the formula in the law, to each of the 23 local health departments for cancer prevention, education, screening, and treatment. The local health departments developed their infrastructures, hired staff, and most of them began screening in the final quarter of the fiscal year 2001.

Harford County Health Department provides education, prevention, and screening for Colorectal cancer, and education and prevention for Breast and Cervical cancers. A health educator can provide education on the above cancers to organizations, groups, churches, clubs, schools, etc., at no cost.  For more information, call 410-612-1780.