Woman Matters Screening Program
What is the Every Woman Matters (EWM) Screening Program?
Screening means regular testing (such as a mammogram or Pap test) to see if a person is healthy or sick.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening:
• Pelvic exam
• Pap test
• Clinical breast exam
• Screening mammogram
Heart Disease and Diabetes Screening:
• Blood pressure check
• Cholesterol check
• Blood sugar (glucose) check
• Health and wellness information
How do I qualify and
enroll in the EWM Screening Program?
EWM Screening Program Qualifying Criteria
CLIENT CANNOT HAVE INSURANCE
Must be a US Citizen or
*must provide front/back copy of Permanent Residency card
Open to anyone who meets above
If you are a woman between 40-74 years old and you are in
need of SCREENING tests and a well-woman exam, request a Healthy Lifestyle
Questionnaire (HLQ) to enroll by:
How old do I have to be to enroll in the EWM
You have to be at least age 40 to qualify for
screening services. (see table above)
How much money can I make and qualify for the
In order to qualify, your income must be
below a certain level. See income guidelines.
Can I enroll in the EWM Screening Program if I have
You will not qualify to get screening services (regular checks to see if you
are healthy) like mammograms or Pap tests because those will be covered by your
Do I need to be a
US Citizen to qualify?
You either need
to be a US Citizen OR a permanent resident.
If you are a permanent resident, we will need a copy of your residency
card to verify your eligibility.
If you are not a citizen
or qualified resident, the program cannot provide services. However, you can check with your doctor’s
office or call the Susan G. Komen Foundation for help at 1-877-465-6636.
How do I enroll
in the EWM Screening Program?
See the table
above for more information.
have found out that you are eligible, you must go to one of our contracted
providers. Call your doctor’s office and
ask if they are an EWM provider, or check out the contracted provider list
Can men enroll in the EWM Screening Program?
No, but they can enroll in the Nebraska
Colon Cancer Screening Program if they are
ages 50 and over.
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 contracted provider list to find a doctor’s
office, and call for an appointment.
Tell the provider that you need a Pap test or STD testing and you would
like to enroll in the State Pap Plus program.
State Pap Plus enrollment forms are online.
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
But what if I am under 40 and have a breast
lump or abnormal Pap?
You aren’t eligible for the EWM Screening
Program but you may be eligible for the EWM Diagnostic Program.
Diagnostic means there is a problem (such as a breast lump or an abnormal Pap test) that needs to be diagnosed, or to find out the cause. The EWM Diagnostic Program may help pay for testing to diagnose breast or cervical cancer only.
- Women 18-74 years old can qualify for breast diagnostic services (like diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast biopsies).
- Women 21- 74 can qualify for cervical diagnostic services (like colposcopies).
Can I enroll in the EWM Screening Program to get help for
other health or
EWM Screening Program only has funds for
screening services (see table above).
What if I get
diagnosed with breast cancer or cervical cancer while enrolled in the
You may be
eligible for Nebraska Medicaid to pay for your cancer treatment through a
program called the Women’s Cancer Program. Only those with no other health insurance are
eligible. EWM nurses will contact you to
assist with this process.