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Breast and Cervical Health Check (BCHC)

BCHC Services at a Glance

Alaska’s Breast & Cervical Health Check program (BCHC) provides breast and cervical health screening services to women who meet certain income guidelines, who do not have insurance, who cannot meet their insurance deductible, or whose insurance doesn’t pay for BCHC services. 

Health screening services are provided by doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, mammography technicians and radiologists all throughout the state.

Call 1-800-410-6266 to find the screening services nearest you.


BCHC pays for clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests and screening, and diagnostic mammograms appropriate to your age and medical history.

BCHC can pay for approved screening exams. If any exam results are abnormal, BCHC can also pay for approved diagnostic tests to rule out problems, including cancer.

BCHC can’t pay for everything. For example, we can’t pay for birth control, general bloodwork, or diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Call us if you have any questions about what services we can cover for you.

If you’re screened and diagnosed with cancer or a pre-cancerous condition through BCHC, you may be eligible to have your treatment paid for by Medicaid. BCHC will assist you with the referral process to Medicaid.

Current Eligibility Guidelines

You’re eligible if your income is below program limits. Review our eligibility guidelines, and then call us at 1-800-410-6266 to enroll if you want to get screened.

If you have insurance but can’t afford the deductible, BCHC can help pay that. Once your deductible is met, your insurance would be responsible for payment of services.


Since 1995, BCHC has provided over 148,000 health screening services to over 62,000 Alaskan women. More than 585 cases of breast cancer, 62 cases of cervical cancer, and 4,316 pre-cancerous cervical conditions have been diagnosed.

BCHC is federally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)


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