Every Woman Matters State Pap Plus program

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What you need to know

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Cervical Guidelines
Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21+, regardless of sexual activity or other risk factors.
18+ years of age:
(men and women)
Office visit only is covered with an STD test* is performed
*Program does not reimburse STD tests
21-29 years of age:Pap tests every 3 years, no HPV testing
30-39 years of age:Pap tests every 3 years or co-testing (cytology/HPV testing) every 5 years
State Pap Plus Program covered services:
  • Office visit and Pap test with pelvic exam
  • Office visit only is covered when an STD test* is performed for women and men 18+

    *Program does not reimburse STD tests.

 

Common questions and answers

What if I need a Pap test and I'm under 40?

You can enroll in the State Pap Plus Program by going to one of our con​tracted providers. Find a doctor's office on the list and call for an appointment.  Tell the provider that you need a Pap or STD test and that you would like to enroll in the State Pap Plus Program.

  • If you are under 40 and already had a Pap test and it came back abnormal, you can enroll in the EWM Diagnostic Program for diagnostic services.

I am not due for a Pap test but I need STD testing.  Can the State Pap Plus Program pay for my office visit?

Yes, office visits for STD testing can be covered through the State Pap Plus Program regardless of whether or not you are due for a Pap test.  The costs of the STD tests, however, are not covered.