Background

Tri-Counties Cancer Detection Partnership is the Regional Contractor for the state of California's cancer detection program for women, now known simply as Every Woman Counts (EWC). We provide public education, referrals, and local administrative and training services for the CDP:EWC program provider network in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Currently more than 80 primary care provider facilities offer Every Woman Counts funded services in the region. Our staff work in partnership with health care providers, agencies, and community groups serving high risk, low income women without insurance to identify and help close gaps in service and resources.

More on Every Woman Counts

EWC is a statewide breast cancer screening and cervical screening program dedicated to decreasing breast and cervical cancer mortality in California women. The program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women. The program is funded at the state level with funds from a 1994 two-cent tobacco tax dedicated to breast health as well as federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control.

For questions about eligibility, please call the automated California Cancer Detection Program Helpline. They can determine if a woman qualifies and send her the names of five primary care providers in her area. The toll-free number is (800) 511-2300.

  • Note: A woman 21 through 39 may be eligible for cervical cancer screening services and a woman 40 years or older may qualify for both breast and cervical cancer screening services, if she meets the insurance and income criteria below.
    1. A woman who is uninsured (who has no private or public health insurance) or underinsured, whose insurance does not provide breast or cervical cancer screening services.
    2. Has an income no greater than 200% of the federal poverty level.

What is the California Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)?
How can it be accessed?

BCCTP is a state-wide program that covers treatment costs for low-income, uninsured Californians who are over the age of 18 and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. For more information, call (800) 824-0088, or visit their website at www.medi-cal.ca.gov . All CDP:EWC primary care physicians can enroll patients in BCCTP.

For more information contact the Regional Director at (805) 681-4783.