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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’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
    1-800-230-PLAN (1-800-230-7526)
    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.

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