Eligibility and Services 

Are you eligible?

BreastCare is a program for Arkansas women funded with state, federal, and Susan G. Komen funds. You may be able to get a free mammogram and Pap test if you:

  • are 40-64 years old 
  • do not have health insurance (including Medicaid or Medicare) 
  • have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level 
  • live in Arkansas
Click here to find out if you are eligible for BreastCare services.

How does BreastCare work?

Once enrolled, you will receive a BreastCare ID card along with complete information on the BreastCare program. Your BreastCare provider will schedule an appointment for your clinical breast exam and Pap test, if needed. After this visit, an appointment will be made for you to have a mammogram.

How do I enroll?

Click here to find a doctor or local health unit near you to enroll in BreastCare.

What services are available?

BreastCare offers no cost screening and diagnostic services for eligible women in Arkansas.  Screening services include clinical breast exam, Pap test and mammogram.  Services for follow-up on an abnormal mammogram, clinical breast exam or Pap test results are available.

Diagnosed with Cancer?

Patients may be eligible for health coverage in the Health Care Independence Program (also known as the Private Option) or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. See details of each below.

 Health Care Independence Program
(Private Option)

Health Insurance Marketplace

  • Household income at or below 138% of Federal Poverty Level
  • Adults 19-64 years of age
  • Medicaid pays insurance premium and deductibles for covered individuals/family (Small copays may apply for some services depending on income)
  • No date restrictions on enrollment
  • Call 1-855-372-1084 or go to local DHS office, or
  • Go to: www.access.arkansas.gov, or
  • Go to: www.insureark.org
  • Household income above 138% up to 400% of Federal Poverty Level
  • Adults 19-64 years of age
  • May be eligible for financial assistance (subsidy/tax credit) toward insurance premium
  • Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014 for coverage during 2014.
  • Call 1-800-318-2596 for the Federal Call Center, or
  • Go to: www.healthcare.gov, or
  • Go to: www.arhealthconnector.org

BreastCare cannot transition women to either of those programs. For assistance please call 1-855-283-3483 for In-Person Assistance, or going by a local health unit to see an In-Person Assistant (IPA). 

IPAs help individuals/families understand their options so they can choose the best plan for their needs.