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Prostate Cancer Treatment Program

The DHCS Prostate Cancer Treatment Program (PCTP) is IMPACT: IMProving Access, Counseling & Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer.  IMPACT partners with community providers and local health departments to provide prostate cancer treatment to California men who have little or no health insurance.

Treatment Services

Prostate Cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. An estimated 15,190 California men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018—a higher estimate than last year. Early detection and treatment greatly increase your chance of long-term survival, especially when treatment begins at an early state of your diagnosis.


IMPACT is designed to evaluate and treat patients in their local communities across California. If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your area to receive up to 12 months of prostate cancer treatment services.

Do You Qualify for Treatment Services?

You may qualify for free prostate cancer treatment if you:
  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Have a diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Have low income
  • Have no medical insurance, and do not qualify for Medicare or Medi-Cal
  • Live in California 

Schedule Your Appointment with IMPACT

If you qualify for IMPACT, you can receive high quality treatment at many hospitals and doctor offices throughout California for FREE.

IMPACT operates under contract by the University of California, Los Angeles. To schedule your appointment, call IMPACT at 1-800-409-8252 Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST) or send an email.

Early Detection Works!

Take charge of your health: visit a doctor to discuss your diagnosis. The earlier prostate cancer is detected, the more options a man has for successful treatment.
Visit the PCTP Resources webpage to learn more about early detection and treatment options. Informed decision making can save your life!

Contact Us

  • Email us for information on DHCS' Prostate Cancer Treatment Program (PCTP).

Contact IMPACT

  • Email or call 1-800-409-8252 Mon - Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

PCTP Resources

  • Access prostate cancer fact sheets and online resources. 

​IMPACT Website

  • Visit the IMPACT website for information on prostate cancer treatment services.

Your Health Information                     

Prostate Cancer Treatment Program (PCTP) 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.

Prostate cancer treatment program does not have complete copies of your medical records.  If you want to look at, get a copy of, or change your medical records, please contact your doctor, clinic, or health care plan.

Know Your Rights                            

Review the Prostate Cancer Treatment Program Notice of Privacy Practices to learn more about your rights. The Notice is also available in the several languages.

The Prostate Cancer Treatment Program must keep your health information private.  We receive information about you when you apply for services, and when doctors, clinics, and others bill us for your care.  We also get medical information on your treatment when we approve your care.

Last modified date: 3/23/2021 12:05 PM