BCCCP - Think Pink

BCCCP - Think Pink
  • Do you know women 18 - 64 without insurance?
    Or are lower income? (Especially women ages 40 - 64.)
  • BCCCP offers Free or Low Cost:
    • Breast & Cervical Exams,
    • Pap Smears,
    • Mammograms,
    • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings,
    • Health Counseling & Education

For More Information

  • Contact the Buncombe County Department of Health at:
    • (828) 250-6006

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program at the Buncombe County Department of Health helps to save lives of women through early detection.  The program provides free breast exams, PAP tests for cervical cancer, and mammograms for women who:

  • are between the ages of 40 to 64,
  • have little or no insurance, and
  • meet certain eligibility requirements

Other women ages 18 to 39 may also be eligible.

Patients must be seen by this program before a cancer diagnosis has been made anywhere else in order to be eligible for BCCCP Medicaid”.

We make it easy to get the quality care that women need.  If needed, we will provide referrals and follow-up appointments with qualified professionals.  Referral services are also at no cost for women who qualify for the program.

Women who qualify for BCCCP and are 40 to 64 years of age, will also qualify for the Wise Woman program.

Did you know that coronary heart disease is America's No. 1 killer. Stroke is No. 3 and a leading cause of serious disability. That's why it's so important to reduce your risk factors, know the warning signs, and know how to respond quickly and properly if warning signs occur.

The goal of Wise Woman is to help women improve their health and reduce their chances of heart disease for a long, active life. 

Wise Woman provides:

  • Testing for cholesterol level, blood pressure and fasting blood sugar levels,
  • Counseling, education and skills to improve cardiovascular health, and
  • Opportunities to improve diet, physical activity and other life habits.

Participating in this program and making lifestyle changes can help women prevent, delay or control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. 

Services Include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Mammogram
  • Referral and follow-up care
  • Education and counseling services

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday:
7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Appointment Procedure

Contact Wanda Anderson at 250-6006 for an appointment

What to bring with you

When you come in for an appointment at the Buncombe County Department of Health make sure that you bring any insurance information you have including your Medicaid card or other insurance card. If you do not have insurance, please bring proof of your current income. This is to help us determine your eligibility for this program.

Financial Eligibility

NC BCCCP Financial Eligibility Scale 2008-2009

Number of people in home Gross Annual Household Income
1 $27,075
2 $36,425
3 $45,775
4 $55,125
5 $64,475
6 $73,825
For family units with more than 6 members add $9,350 (per person)


  • Every twelve minutes a woman in America dies of Breast Cancer
  • An estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2008 and about 1,990 new cases are expected in men.
  • Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.
  • In addition to invasive breast cancer, 67,770 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2008.
  • An estimated 40,930 breast cancer deaths (40,480 women, 450 men) are expected in 2008.
  • Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer).

Source: cancer.org

Contact Information

Call 250-6006