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Every 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
Females Only
Must meet income guidelines  
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident*
*must provide front/back copy of Permanent Residency card
Health Status
Open to anyone who meets above criteria
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 Screening Program?
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 program?
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 insurance?
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 insurance.  


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.

  • Once you 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 services. 


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 
gynecological problems?
No.  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 special 
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.



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