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Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)

BCCCP offers free:

  • Chest & Cervical Exams
  • Pap Smears & HPV Testing
  • Mammograms

We make it easy for patients to get the quality care they need at no cost. BCCCP will provide referrals and follow-up appointments with qualified professionals if needed.

BCCCP Serves Women and Transgender People:

  • between the ages of 40-64,
  • who have no insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare part B
  • below 250% of the federal poverty level, see income chart below for detailed info
  • a Buncombe County resident. (Local NC BCCCP contact information can be found on
  • Other women and transgender people ages 21 to 39 may be eligible.
North Carolina Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

Patients currently in breast or cervical cancer treatment who have lost health insurance coverage may qualify for Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid (BCCM). Call (828) 250-5230 for more information.

Those who qualify for BCCCP and are between the ages of 35 to 64 will also qualify for the WISEWOMAN program.

WISEWOMAN is a program aimed at controlling or eliminating cardiovascular and other chronic diseases by offering free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings as well as health counseling and education.

Contact HHS BCCCP at (828) 250-6006 for an appointment.


The goal of WISEWOMAN is to help women improve their health and reduce their chances of heart disease for a long, active life. 


WISEWOMAN provides

  • Testing for cholesterol level, blood pressure and fasting blood sugar levels,
  • Counseling, education and skills to improve cardiovascular health, and
  • Opportunities to improve diet, physical activity and other life habits.

Participating in this program and making lifestyle changes can help women prevent, delay or control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.

For More Information

Contact HHS BCCCP at (828) 250-6006 for an appointment.

Financial Eligibility

2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Notice: NC Cancer Prevention and Control Branch - Effective January 16, 2024

Table: 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Federal Poverty Guidelines* BCCCP & WISEWOMAN
Persons in Family Unit 100% FPG (Annual) 250% FPG (Annual) 250% FPG (Monthly)
1 $15,060 $37,650 $3,138
2 $20,440 $51,100 $4,258
3 $25,820 $64,550 $5,379
4 $31,200 $78,000 $6,500
5 $36,580 $91,450 $7,621
6 $41,960 $104,900 $8,742
7 $47,340 $118,350 $9,863
8 $52,720 $131,800 $10,983
for each additional person, add $5,380 $13,450 $1,121

*Source: on January 16, 2024; Effective 1/16/2024

Locate & Contact

Public Health


Melanie Evans
Program Coordinator
P: (828) 250-6006
F: (828) 250-6193

Public Health
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7407
Asheville, NC 28802

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