To support early detection, the Women’s Center for Wellness participates in the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program, as well as the WISEWOMAN Program for heart disease screening.
Connecticut Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program
This program provides a clinical breast exam, Pap test and mammogram free of charge to women who meet eligibility requirements. The objective of the program is to increase the number of women who receive breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostics and treatment referral services.
Connecticut WISEWOMAN Program
Women age 30 to 64 who are currently enrolled in the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program are also eligible to participate in the Connecticut WISEWOMAN Program. This unique program helps women improve diet, physical activity and other healthy life habits to prevent, delay or control heart disease and certain cancers.
Each participant works with a Community Health Navigator to assess individual risk facts and design a plan to reach healthy nutrition and physical activity goals. WISEWOMAN also includes free health screenings, such as blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing and glucose testing for prediabetes and diabetes.
For more information about the Connecticut Early Detection Program, click here.