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Health Department

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Nashville and Davidson County

The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, a comprehensive public health program, helps low-income (250% Federal Poverty Level), uninsured, and underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical screening and diagnostic services. Women must be over 40 for screening services. These services include:

  • Clinical breast examinations
  • Mammograms
  • Pap tests
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Diagnostic tests if results are abnormal
  • Referral for treatment

To assist with treatment of breast or cervical cancer, including precancerous conditions, TennCare, Tennessee's Medicaid program provides medical assistance for treatment through presumptive eligibility (PE) TennCare. This provides immediate temporary coverage for women who meet eligibility criteria for 45 days before full determination of coverage.

Income Guidelines - 2012 Federal Poverty Level
Family Size Annual 250% Poverty Level Monthly 250% Poverty Level
1 $27,925.00 $2,327.00
2 $37,825.00 $3,152.00
3 $47,725.00 $3,977.00
4 $57,625.00 $4,802.00
5 $67,525.00 $5,627.00
6 $77,425.00 $6,452.00
7 $87,325.00 $7,277.00
8 $97,225.00 $8,102.00

For family units of more than 8 members, add $825.00/month or $9,900.00/year for each additional family member.

Where to schedule Mammograms and Pap tests in Davidson County

Pap tests and Mammograms

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
1035 14th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (615) 327-9400

Center for Women's Health Care at Meharry
OB/GYN Department, 4th floor
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (615) 327-6109 or (615) 327-6348

Mammograms

Metro Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Comprehensive Breast Center
1818 Albion Street
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (615) 341-4543

Franklin Road Women's Center
2410 Franklin Road
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 630-6500

For more information, call (615) 340-0391. If you live outside Davidson County, you can contact your local health department.

Updated: August 14, 2012