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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.
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.