GETTING SCREENED CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
Getting regular check-ups, preventive screening tests, and immunizations are the most important things you can do for yourself. Regular health exams can find problems early, when your chances for prevention, treatment and cure are better.
By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances of living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices, (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, wheter you smoke) and other important factors impact what and how often you need services and screenings.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR HEALTH SERVICES?
The best place to go for health services is your regular health care provider. However, if you do not have one, the Utah Cancer Control Program provides other options for some screening exams. The following is a list of free or low cost screening that the Utah Cancer Control Program offers.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening is available at SEUDHD. Other screening services are available at select locations.
Breast and Cervical Screenings
Clinical Breast Exam
Blood Pressure Test
Voucher for a free Mammogram
After the tests, a lifestyle coach will explain the results and help you set personal goals
Get Screened! Be Active! Be Healthy! Be Wise!
Call and schedule your annual screening appointment 435-637-3671
Women ages 50-64 who meet income guidelines
Be Wise Health Screens
(Blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol)
Women ages 50-64 who meet certain income guidelines, must receive breast and cervical screens as well
Women's Cancer Screening
The Women's Cancer Screening program is especially designed to serve women who qualify between the ages of 40-64.
The program provides the following services:
Low or no cost clinical breast exams
Free mammogram voucher
female nurses provide education regarding cancer risks and encourage prevention through regular examinations
Other Web Information:
Utah Cancer Control Program
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening income guidelines Effective 2/1/17-1/31/18 Screening Available to Women Ages 50-64
250% Federal Poverty Level
Effective 02/01/17-01/31/18. Note:This CFHC schedule is based on official poverty levels published in the Federal Registry, Volume 73, No. 15.
Those who don't qualify for free screenings or treatment can take advantage of discounted exams. Please see the Sliding Fee Schedule for costs based on income.
Abortion Law Amendments- In the 2018 Legislative session, SB 118, the Abortion Law Amendments was passed and states "to ensure that a woman's consent to an abortion is truly an informed consent." The Utah Department of Health developed a module as per the requirement and it went live January 1, 2019. The link to the module can be found here.
The Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP), in partnership with other agencies and organizations, offers free colon cancer screening to Utahns ages 50-64.
The free cancer screening services offered include: colonoscopies, biopsies, and referral for follow-up.
Men and women ages 50-64 statewide are eligible, if they: are a legal resident of the U.S., are a legal Utah resident, meet the income guidelines, are uninsured, are referred to the program from a primary care provider, are at average risk for colon cancer, are asymptomatic, and this is their first colonoscopy.
Colorectal Cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn't have to be.
There are several different ways to screen for polyps or colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer screening is recommended for men and women aged 50 and older. Talk to your doctor about which test is right for you.
You may be more at risk for colorectal cancer if you or a close relative have had colorectal cancer or polyps; you have inflammatory bowel disease; or if you have certain genetic syndromes. Read more and talk to your doctor about getting screened.
Leading a healthy lifestyle by limiting alcohol intake and keeping a healthy weight may lower your risk of colorectal cancer.
Your grandparents look out for you. Look out for them, too! Make sure they get screened for colorectal cancer.
Why should you get screened for colorectal cancer when you don't have symptoms? The fact is, colorectal cancer doesn't always cause symptoms, especially early on. Find it early by getting screened. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated actor and musician Terrence Howard talks about his mother's death from colon cancer at the age of 56. He says, "This is personal. Please do all you can to stay around for yourself and your family. Screening saves lives."