Maine Medical Center22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME, 04102
Frequently Asked Questions about Maine Medical Center
What does the MBCHP offer?
MBCHP will pay for a breast and/or cervical cancer screening office visit performed at one of our designated network service locations.
What are the services included in preventive cancer screening services?
Clinical Breast Exam and/or; a Pelvic exam and/or; a Pap test alone or; a Pap test and high-risk HPV test (HPV co-testing)
Who funded the Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP)?
It is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), and with Maine General Fund dollars.
What is the mission of the MBCHP?
To provide breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to underserved women, to provide public and professional education, and to support community partnerships to enhance statewide cancer control activities.
How to be eligible to enroll in the MBCHP for breast and cervical cancer screening services?
Must be a Maine woman age 40 or older, and have a household income less than or equal to 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and have no health insurance, or health insurance that does not cover mammograms or Pap tests (preventive cancer screening services), or has high deductibles, co-insurance, co-pays, or premiums. Women receiving Medicare Part B or MaineCare benefits are not eligible for MBCHP. (Mammograms and Pap tests are covered under these programs.)
Maine Medical Center provides mammograms in Maine. To obtain more details on eligibility please contact Maine Medical Center directly by calling (207) 871-2571.
Not all facilities that offer free mammograms are completely free to everyone. Many diagnostic testing locations are free, some locations require that you meet income eligibility criteria. Call and ask before making an appointment or fully read the description information we provide.