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BCCCP & Wise Woman

Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)

North Carolina Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

BCCCP offers free:

  • Breast & Cervical Exams
  • Pap Smears
  • Mammograms
  • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings
  • Health Counseling & Education

For More Information

Contact the Buncombe County Department of Health at (828) 250-6006.

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program at the Buncombe County Department of Health helps to save lives of women through early detection. The program provides free breast exams, PAP tests for cervical cancer, and mammograms for women who:

  • are between the ages of 40 to 64,
  • have little or no insurance, and
  • meet certain eligibility requirements

Women ages 21 to 39 may also be eligible.

We make it easy to get the quality care that women need. If needed, we will provide referrals and follow-up appointments with qualified professionals.

Make a Donation

You can make a tax-deductible donation to this program through our non-profit partner, Buncombe Service Foundation.

Wise Woman Program

Wise Woman

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

Wise Woman 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 Wanda Anderson at (828) 250-6006 for an appointment.

2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines

NC Cancer Prevention and Control Branch
Effective January 11, 2019

Table:2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Federal Poverty Guidelines* BCCCP & WISEWOMAN
Persons in Family Unit 100% FPG (Annual) 250% FPG (Annual) 250% FPG (Monthly)
1 $12,490 $31,225 $2,602
2 $16,910 $42,275 $3,523
3 $21,330 $53,325 $4,444
4 $25,750 $64,375 $5,365
5 $30,170 $75,425 $6,285
6 $34,590 $86,475 $7,206
7 $39,010 $97,525 $8,127
8 $43,430 $108,575 $9,048
for each additional person, add $4,420 $11,050 $921