Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)

Amite County Medical Services, Inc. (ACMS) participates in the Mississippi State Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The Program strives for early detection of cancer in those women at the highest risk. Typically, these women are the uninsured, the medically underserved, minority, and elderly women.

With federal and state matching funds, the Program offers Pap exam screening services at selected locations and ACMS is pleased to be one of the approved sites for these services. The services are provided for “uninsured” women between the ages of 40 and 64.

Mammography screening is available through other contracted providers (hospitals) by referral from the approved clinic locations. This service is provided to uninsured women between 50 and 64 years. There may be times when special funding has been made available and women age 40 and 49 are offered the service.

Special exceptions are available for women between ages 18 and 39, but prior approval must be received first.

ACMS provides appropriate referral vouchers for mammography and certain qualifications must be met which include family income.

For additional information, please ask the Receptionist or your Provider.