Women's Cancer Screening

How do I qualify for FREE breast and cervical services?

Every Woman Counts (EWC) provides free breast and cervical services for those who meet the following

  • Live in California
  • Meet the age requirements:
    21 and older for cervical services
    40 and older for routine breast services
    Any age or gender for breast cancer testing with symptoms of breast cancer.
  • Have no or limited health insurance
  • Have health insurance with a co-payment or deductible you cannot afford
  • Have low household income. Visit the MediCal website for income eligibility guidelines.


To find an Every Woman Counts doctor, use the Provider Locator to find a doctor near you:

EWC Provider Locator


Call toll-free (800) 511-2300 (Automated referral line) 
Available 24/7 in the following languages:
English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian/Khmer, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Does the EWC cover a surgical consultation?

Yes, if it is medically necessary.

Does the EWC pay for an ultrasound / biopsy?

Yes, if it is medically necessary.

I have emergency Medi-Cal only or other health insurance that does NOT cover breast and cervical cancer screening. Do I qualify for EWC services?

Yes, you may qualify for EWC services.

What if I get a bill in the mail?

Once you qualify for EWC services, then services are FREE. If you receive a bill, contact Liza Navarro at (714) 834-6193 or LNavarro@ochca.com, Please have a copy of your bill and your EWC identification card ready.

What if I don’t qualify for EWC services?

If you live in Orange County, you can contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at (714) 957-9157 or visit http://www.komenoc.org/ and click on “Grants” and select “Komen Fund for Breast Health Care Program.” This program works with local community clinics to cover the cost of diagnostic breast health services for those who don’t have any or enough health insurance and are not eligible for other state or federal programs.

You may also contact a local clinic to see what resources and programs are available including low-cost screening. Visit the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics for a list of clinics.

What do I do if I am diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, or have a cervical screening that is not normal and needs treatment?

Your EWC doctor may enroll you into the California Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) to provide treatment services.  For more information, please visit the BCCTP website or call 1 (800) 824-0088.

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