WISEWOMAN PROGRAM - This wonderful program provides low income, uninsured or under-insured women with risk factor screening and referral services. They also provide testing for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Women can take advantage of WISEWOMAN's healthy lifestyle programs which include cooking classes, quit smoking classes and walking clubs. It varies from state to state. Here's a link to find out if WISEWOMAN is active in your community - http://www.cdc.gov/wisewoman/index.htm
BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM (BCCCP) - Almost every state has some form of the BCCCP program. It is a no cost annual health screening for women between the ages of 40 through 64. They must fall within the monthly income limits and be uninsured or under-insured. The program is set up to cover breast exams, Pap tests, mammongrams and pelvic exams. It also covers follow-up labs and procedures for any abnormality that might be found. You can call your county's health department for information or you can click here - http://www.cdc.gov/women/index.htm
PROJECT ACCESS - Many states in the U.S.A facilitate the Project Access program. It is designed to meet the needs of low-income and uninsured citizens in the community. It's a good idea to check with your local health department for information about Project Access. A simple application that covers your income and debt ratio determines whether you will qualify. Just type in "Project Access - Your Town" for the local website and news.
The National Women's Health Network is a comprehensive website for women's health issues. It provides numerous links and resources and can head you in the right direction. They take a proactive stance on the issues that matter most to women. Here's a link to the site - http://nwhn.org/about-nwhn
Another important resource is The National Women's Health Information Center which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site is packed full of useful information and discusses low-cost insurance options as well as preventative health programs and many other interesting subjects. Check them out - http://www.womenshealth.gov/