Health-care providers can make a difference by:
- Discussing with all women the importance of regular breast and cervical cancer screenings.
- Displaying Women’s Way education materials in your office and clinic.
- Informing all women that early detection is their best protection.
- Referring potentially eligible women to their Women’s Way local coordinator.
- Enrolling eligible women in the program.
- Women’s Way conducted a pilot project from March 2009 through June of 2010. The purpose of the pilot project was to enroll and screen program-eligible women ages 40 through 64 at 20 pilot site clinics. An enrollment process was developed, refined and implemented to make the enrollment process quick and easy for each clinic. The pilot site clinics enrolled and served more than 114 women who may not have received the life-saving breast and cervical cancer screening services without their help.
- Enrollment at the clinic benefits both the clinic and the patient. The benefit for the clinic providing clinic enrollment is, if a woman cannot pay for these services, the clinic can verify eligibility and enroll her in Women’s Way that day, allowing the clinic guaranteed payment for the screening. The benefit for the patient is she would be enrolled and screened at the same location. She would have peace of mind about her payment plus knowing she had obtained important screening procedures.
- If your clinic is interested in enrolling women for Women’s Way services, please contact your Women’s Way local coordinator at 1.800.449.6636.
- Results of study after study indicate that health-care provider referral is the most effective way to get women to obtain a mammogram and a Pap test.
- Taking a minute to discuss the importance of regular breast and cervical cancer screening and encouraging eligible women to enroll in Women’s Way could make all the difference in that woman’s life.
- If your clinic chooses not to enroll women, please refer eligible women to your Women’s Way local coordinator at 1.800.449.6636 for the enrollment process.
Are you a Women's Way health-care provider?
- If you are not a Women’s Way health-care provider, please consider becoming one.
- If you are a health-care provider who provides breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services and you do not have an agreement with the program, please call the Women’s Way state office at 1.800.280.5512 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a Women’s Way health-care provider – thank you!