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Take Charge! Program

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.


Do you qualify for breast and cervical cancer screenings with the Take Charge! Program?

Take Charge! Program eligibility guidelines for 2009

  • 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.  

For assistance, please call  405-271-4072 or  1-888-669-5934. 

2009 Poverty Guidelines for
Take Charge!
(185% of Federal Poverty Level)
Size of Family Unit Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $20,036 $1,669 $385
2 $26,955 $2,246 $518
3 $33,874 $2,823 $651
4 $40,793 $3,399 $784
5 $47,712 $3,976 $918
6 $54,631 $4,553 $1,051
7 $61,550 $5,129 $1,184
8 $68,469 $5,706 $1,320

For each additional person add $6,660 to annual income.

 Mammogram and Breast exam

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




Click here for the list of available facilities.

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