Wisconsin Well Woman Program

The Wisconsin Well Woman Program helps women get free breast and cervical cancer screenings, such as mammograms, Pap screens, and other follow-up tests.

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Breast Health

Maintaining Breast Health

  • Talk to a doctor about what exams are right for you.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Know what is normal for your breasts.
  • Report changes to your doctor.

Reasons to get a mammogram

  • The greatest risks for getting breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers occur in women aged 50 and older.
  • Finding breast cancer early can help save your life.
  • Most women that are diagnosed have no history of breast cancer in their families.
  • Getting a mammogram is easier than you think!

Learn how to do a Breast Self-Exam from the American Cancer Society.

NEWS UPDATE: April 2021

Some women after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine have experienced temporary swelling of  lymph nodes in the arm and neck which may affect your mammogram results.

It is therefore being suggested that your screening mammogram be done prior to the 1st dose of COVID-19 or 4-6 weeks following the 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

If you require a diagnostic mammogram for suspected concerns it is not advised that you delay the mammogram.

Please check with your provider regarding the above for further recommendations when scheduling your mammogram.

NOTICIARO: Abril de 2021

A los participantes del programa Wisconsin Well Women: Después de recibir la vacuna contra COVID-19, algunas mujeres se han sentido hinchazón temporal de los nódulos linfáticos del brazo y el cuello, lo que puede afectar los resultados de la mamografía.

Por eso, se sugiere que cumpla la mamografía antes que reciba la primera dosis de la vacuna contra COVID-19 o entre 4 - 6 semanas después de la segunda dosis de la vacuna contra COVID-19.

Si requiere una mamografía diagnóstica por alguna preocupación no es aconsejado que retrasa la mamografía.

Por favor verifique con su doctor por más recomendaciones según el mensaje arriba cuando programe su mamografía. 

Janet Arndt RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse
Wisconsin Well Woman Program Coordinator for Washington and Ozaukee counties

 

Eligibility Guidelines

Income Eligibility (Effective 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2022)

Family Size Annual Gross Household Income*
1  $32,200
2 $43,550
3 $54,900
4 $66,250
5 $77,600
6 $88,950
7 $100,300
8 $111,650
For each individual family member add:  $11,350

*WWWP uses Gross Household Income, except for farm families and self-employed persons, for which Net Taxable Income is used.


You may qualify if:

  • You are a woman, aged 45-64; or aged 35-44 with breast symptoms or concerns.
  • You do not have health insurance, or your insurance policy has a high deductible for screenings or tests.
  • Your income is within the above guidelines.

 

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by: Amberlea Childs

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

For More Information

Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department: 262-335-4462
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Wisconsin Well Woman Program