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Oklahoma Cares

Oklahoma Cares is a partnership of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), the Cherokee Nation, the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) to provide treatment for breast and cervical cancer and pre-cancerous conditions to eligible women. Oklahoma Cares was established as a result of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.

Through the Oklahoma Cares Program, the State of Oklahoma provides Medicaid benefits to uninsured women under 65 years of age, who are identified through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer (including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer).

Services

  • Breast and cervical cancer and pre-cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Medicaid coverage that includes the full range of services (not only cancer treatment)
  • Medicaid eligibility continues until the woman is no longer in need of breast or cervical cancer treatment.

Eligibility

  • Screened by certified screener from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP)
  • An abnormal screening result requiring further diagnosis and/or treatment services
  • Qualifying low income
  • No creditable insurance covering Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCC) diagnosis or treatment (Note: medical care programs of the Indian Health Services (IHS) or tribal organizations are not considered creditable insurance)
  • Under the age of 65
  • Oklahoma resident who is a U.S. citizen or eligible qualified alien
  • Declare a Social Security number
  • Assign her rights to Third Party Liability if she has insurance that is not creditable
  • Declare her income for the purpose of determining that she is not otherwise eligible for Medicaid.

How to Access the Oklahoma Cares Program

Grant County Residents:

You can find a certified BCCEDP screening provider in your area by contacting the Oklahoma State Health Department at 866-550-5585 or call the Grant County Health Department at 580-395-2906.

Once you have been screened by means of clinical breast exam, mammogram, or pap smear and found to be in need of further diagnosis and treatment, you or your healthcare provider can call the Grant County Health Department to find out how to apply for Oklahoma Cares.

If you have been previously diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and are still undergoing treatment and meet all of the other eligibility criteria, you may be eligible for this program. Call the Oklahoma State Department of Health to find out how.

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