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Women's, Children's and Family Health

Ladies First Services

Ladies First can pay for approved screening exams. If any exam results are abnormal, Ladies First can also pay for approved diagnostic tests to rule out problems, including cancer.

Ladies First can pay for:

Breast Cancer Screenings

  • Clinical breast exam
  • Screening mammogram (for women ages 40–64)
  • Diagnostic follow up tests if results are abnormal

Cervical Cancer Screenings (for women ages 2164)

  • Pap test
  • HPV test
  • Diagnostic follow up tests if results are abnormal

Support if Diagnosed with Cancer

If you are screened and diagnosed with cancer or a pre-cancerous condition through Ladies First, you may be eligible to have your treatment paid for by Medicaid. The Ladies First team will assist you with the referral process to Medicaid.

Enrolling in Ladies First

You are eligible for Ladies First if:

  • You are 21–​64 years old
  • You meet the income guidelines below
  • You do not have health insurance OR You cannot meet your health insurance deductible OR your health insurance does not pay for Ladies First services

To see if you are eligible for Ladies First, call 1-800-410-6266 and enroll over the phone

Eligibility information will be verified over the phone. Documentation such as a social security number is not required. 

Find a Ladies First Health Care Provider

Ladies First works with doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, mammography technicians and radiologists throughout the state. When you enroll in the program, the Ladies First team will send you a welcome letter along with a list of Ladies First providers near you.

Check out our interactive map of Ladies First Health care providers


Call 1-800-410-6266 for more information about Ladies First Health Care Providers  

Other Information

  • If you have Medicare Part B, you are not eligible for Ladies First
  • Transgender women (male-to-female), who have taken or are taking hormones and meet all program eligibility requirements, are eligible to receive breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through Ladies First. Although there are limited data about the risk for breast cancer among transgender women, long term hormone use has been shown to increase the risk for breast cancer among women whose biological sex was female at birth. Talk to your provider about the benefits and harms of screening and discuss individual risk factors to decide if screening is medically indicated. Transgender men (female-to-male) may still receive cancer screenings through Ladies First if they have not had a bilateral mastectomy or total hysterectomy.
  • Ladies First can’t pay for everything. For example, we can’t pay for birth control, general bloodwork, or the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Call 1-800-410-6266 if you have any questions about what services we can cover for you.

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