Cervical Cancer Screening in Women Ages 30 and Older
Free or Low-Cost Cervical Cancer Screening Tests
You may be able to get cervical cancer screening and follow-upGoing back to see your doctor for more testing or treatment. tests for free or at low cost if you:
- Have health insurance. If you have questions about coverage, talk to your insurance company.
- Are eligible for Medicaid. To learn more, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). You can also find your nearest Medicaid office by visiting the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site.
- Are age 65 or older. Medicare pays for the Pap test every 2 years, or every year for some women. To learn more about Medicare’s Pap test coverage, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). The call is free and you can speak to someone in English or Spanish.
- Have a low income or do not have health insurance.
To find out if you can get free or low-cost tests and where to go, call or visit
- Your state or local health department
To find your state health department, visit CDC’s Web site.
To find your local health department, visit Health Guide USA.
- CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
To find local or state programs call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit CDC’s Web site.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
To find a local clinic, go to HRSA.gov’s Find a Health Center site.
- Title X-Funded Family Planning Clinics
To find a family planning clinic in your region, state, or territory, visit the Title X Grantees List from the Office of Population Affairs.
- National Cancer Institute
To find out where else you can get free or low-cost screening and follow-up care, call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
- Planned Parenthood
To find a local health center, visit the Web site.
- National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
To find a local clinic, visit the Web site.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cervical cancer home page
HPV home page
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)