Once individuals are determined to be eligible for the program, clinical services are provided by private medical professionals in the Baltimore area and are scheduled by the nurse case management staff. The following services are available through these programs
- Screening services (for income and age-eligible Baltimore County residents) or connecting residents with provider resources for screening services
- Diagnosis and treatment services
- Educational services
Program participants must:
- Be a Baltimore County resident
- Either not have health insurance that covers the cost of the screening, diagnosis or treatment services, or have health insurance, but services are subject to a deductible or co-insurance
- Meet age and income requirements for individual programs
For Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland. Everyone age 45 or older should be screened for colon cancer. If you would like someone to speak to members of your organization about colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment call 410-887-3456.
You may be eligible to receive screenings at no cost if you:
- Are age 45 and over, or younger if high risk
- Have no health insurance to cover the screening
- Have limited income (Income eligibility changes annually and is based on U.S. government guidelines)
The Women's Cancer Protection Program provides free mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap tests for Maryland residents who are income eligible, and are not covered by health insurance for these services.
- Maryland residency
- Do not have health insurance to cover the cost of the screening
- Women age 40 to 64
- Do not exceed income limitation
Clients may be eligible to receive assistance with scheduling appointments, transportation and interpretation services. Funding may be available if further medical and support services are needed in the event of a breast or cervical cancer diagnosis.
Baltimore County Cancer Coalition
The Baltimore County Cancer Coalition is comprised of individuals and representatives from hospitals, minority organizations and community agencies, who work collaboratively with the Cancer Prevention Program staff to promote the services of these programs.
Coalition membership is open to any person or organization interested in cancer prevention, education, screening, treatment, advocacy and public health issues for Baltimore County residents. Coalition meetings are held quarterly.
- American Breast Cancer Foundation
- American Cancer Society
- Associated Black Charities
- Baltimore County Department of Health—Partners Health Improvement Program (Partners H.I.P)
- Baltimore County Department of Health—Tobacco Use Prevention-Cessation Program
- Cancer Support Foundation, Inc.
- Chase Brexton Health Systems
- Constellation Energy Group/BGE
- Delmarva Foundation
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square
- Hadassah of Greater Baltimore
- HopeWell Cancer Support
- Northwest Hospital Center—Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute
- Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute—Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Sisters Network Baltimore Chapter
- St. Stephen's AME Church
- The Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Medical Center
- The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- The Pro Bono Counseling Project
- The Red Devils
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.—Mu Xi Zeta Chapter
For more information or to join the Coalition, complete the Cancer Coalition Membership Information Form and submit via fax or email.
To request printed information for your organization or event, complete the Literature Request form submit it via fax.