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California Department of Healthcare Services

Every Woman Counts

Every Woman Counts (EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. The mission of the EWC is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and inte​grated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved. EWC is part of the Department of Health Care Service's Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB). Every Woman Counts Logo
 

Announcements

Breast cancer awareness pink license plate coming soon! To be notified when available, send your name to PinkPlate@dhcs.ca.gov
 

Click here to try the new EWC clinic locator 

The "What Every Woman Counts Program Recipients Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act" fact sheet. Download it here​. 

EWC's consumer 1-800-511-2300 is now available 24/7!

 

Breast Cancer Screening Information​

  Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:
  • are 40 years old or older
  • have low income (EWC Income Criteria)
  • have no or limited insurance
  • are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • live in California
 
Call 1-800-511-2300. Available 24/7. 

Cervical Cancer Prevention Information

Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:
  • are 21 years old or older
  • have low income (EWC Income Criteria)
  • have no or limited insurance
  • are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • live in California
 
Call 1-800-511-2300. Available 24/7.
 
We speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Cambodian, Hmong, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
 
If you don't qualify, the EWC representative for your area may know of other low-cost screening programs that might be available to you.  The Regional Contractors are also your link to support groups, advocacy groups and the latest information on what's happening in your community.
 

Treatment Information

If you are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer:
 

Free treatment is available to all Californians who qualify through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program.  Information on this program is available on Medi‑Cal's website or call 1-800-824-0088 to speak with an eligibility specialist.

 

Information for Providers

Provider assistance at the local level is available from staff at the EWC Regional Contractors.  Regional Contractor staff are responsible for assisting providers with enrollment and orientation to EWC, providing clinical support and communication with providers on behalf of DHCS.
 

Privacy Information 

Every Woman Counts protects your personal health information.  As required by the federal regulations known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we are providing our clients with control over access to their health information.  
 If you'd like more information, please review the Notice of Privacy Practices
 
 

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