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Free and Low-Cost Cancer Screenings, Testing and Vaccinations

Cost is often a barrier to getting the screenings you need–we can help.

If you don’t have health insurance, there are a variety of resources available to help you locate free and low-cost medical care in your local community. In addition to providing routine screenings for different types of cancer, some programs offer testing for other conditions, such as hepatitis B or C, that may increase your risk of developing cancer. They also may provide access to vaccinations, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B vaccines, which can help reduce your risk for certain cancers.

In addition to the resources listed below, you can contact your local hospital or health care facility to ask if they offer routine cancer screening, testing and vaccination through their foundations or outreach programs (including mobile testing).

If you have health insurance, most private insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid cover the costs of certain routine cancer screenings, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some insurance plans that were in place prior to the passage of the ACA in 2010 may not offer such coverage. Depending on the state in which you live, there may be laws that require private insurance companies and state plans, such as Medicaid, to cover some routine cancer screening services. Talk with your insurance company to determine your level of coverage. If your plan offers limited or no coverage for these services, the resources below can help.

Breast and Cervical Cancer


Colorectal Cancer


Lung Cancer


Prostate Cancer


Skin Cancer