What is Women's Wellness Connection?
Women's Wellness Connection is making it easier for Colorado women to live healthy, cancer-free lives and make our free breast and cervical cancer screening program more accessible to women in Teller County.
The program is dedicated to providing free breast and cervical cancer screening to low income, uninsured and underserved women across Colorado.
Women's Wellness Connection Program Eligibility
Women’s Wellness Connection and WISEWOMAN provide free screenings to women who:
- Live in Colorado or a bordering state. - Are 40-64 years old (for breast cancer screenings).
- Are 21-64 years old (for cervical cancer screenings).
- Have limited or no health insurance to pay for these screenings.
- Have an income of no more than 2.5 times the Federal Poverty Level.
Are You Eligible? Click here
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call TCPH at 719.687.6416
Women's Wellness Connection Funding
Women's Wellness Connection is administered through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and has been the recipient of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) grant since 1991.
Through the Women's Wellness Connection Program, the CDC's NBCCEDP funds agencies to provide screening services, including clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests to underserved women.
Through the Women's Wellness Connection Program, the CDC's NBCCEDP also funds post-screening diagnostic services, such as surgical consultation and biopsy to ensure that all women with abnormal results receive timely and adequate referrals.
- Eighty percent of breast lumps are non-cancerous.
- When caught early, 98 percent of women live to survive breast cancer.
- Early on, most breast cancers don't cause any physical symptoms, so without regular screening there's no way of knowing you have it.
- Annual mammography combined with clinical breast exams and appropriate and timely follow-up treatment for women age 50 and older can reduce breast cancer mortality by about one-third.
CDC - Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
- A Pap test can find cervical abnormal cells years before any cancer actually exists.
- Early on, cervical cancer usually doesn't cause any physical symptoms, so without a test there is no way of knowing it's there.
- The earlier cervical cancer is found, the better the chances of successful treatment and survival. In fact, when cervical cancer is found early, there is 92 percent survival rate.
- Getting a Pap Smear is the only way to find abnormal cells.
Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know
11115 W Hwy 24 Unit 2C
(above and behind Venture Foods at the corner of Hwy 67 and Hwy 24)
Clinic Hours: Tuesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Extended Hours: The third Tuesday of every month, 1PM
Cripple Creek Clinic
(CC-V Mtn. Health Center)Located at Cresson Elementary School
412 N. B Street
Cripple Creek, CO
(use B Street entrance)
Clinic Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month: 12:30PM- 6:00PM
Teller County Public Health and Environment
11115 W. Hwy 24, Unit 2C - behind Venture Foods
Mailing Address: PO Box 928 - Divide, CO 80814
Phone: 719.687.6416 Fax 719.687.6501
Office Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday - Friday (except Holidays)
Statement of InclusionTeller County Public Health and Environment values and welcomes people of all ages; ethnicities; genders; gender identities/expressions and sexual orientation; languages spoken; nationalities and cultures; physical, mental, and developmental abilities; races; religions, and, socio-economic, insurance, and immigration status.
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