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Take Charge! Oklahoma's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 

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Program Description:
Take Charge! is Oklahoma's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP). The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Service, provides this program through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The mission of Take Charge! is to provide women with information and access to screening services in order to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast and cervical cancer

What services does the Take Charge! Program provide?
Services for women who meet the program guidelines
may include:

  • a women's health history
  • cancer risk history
  • well-woman assessment
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Pap Test and limited screening pelvic exam
  • education for lowering your cancer risk
  • free Mammogram
  • referral and follow-up for women with abnormal results


Do you qualify for Take Charge! Program services?
Call Toll Free, 1-888-669-5934, and speak to a patient navigator.

Take Charge! Program eligibility guidelines for 2015:

  • Oklahoma women between the ages of 50 and 65 are eligible for Clinical Breast Exams, Mammograms, Pap Tests (cervical cancer screening) and follow-up referrals,
  • AND have no insurance, Medicare or Medicaid to cover the screenings,
  • OR have an unmet insurance deductible of $150 or higher,
  • OR women who are eligible for Medicare and are not currently enrolled, may receive services until they are enrolled in Medicare (We encourage those women who are eligible for Medicare benefits to enroll in Medicare),
  • AND meet the income guidelines.
  • Some women under 50 may qualify for the program.  

2015 Poverty Guidelines for the Take Charge! Program
(185% of Poverty Level)

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For each additional person over 8 in the family unit,
add $7,696 to the annual income.









    If you would like more information about current cancer projects, resources or services provided, please contact Chronic Disease Service at 
405-271-4072 or 1-888-669-5934.

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