New Jersey Breast and Cervical
Cancer Initiative (NJBCCCI)
The NJBCCCI, of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, has been screening women since January 1, 1996. The program began in 5 counties: Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, and Morris. As of September 1, 1997, every county in the State had funded screening projects. The screening projects provide mammograms, clinical breast exams, instructions in breast self-exam, pelvic exams, and pap smears to eligible women. The NJBCCCI contracts with an agency in each of New Jersey's twenty-one counties to provide these services. The phone number of the program office in each county are listed below.
If you are 50 years of age or older, call one of the numbers below to see if you are eligible for free screening services. If you are age 65 years or older and receive Medicare, screening mammograms performed at a Medicare-approved facility will be covered. Ask the facility if it is approved by Medicare to do a screening mammogram. If you receive Medicaid, a screening mammogram based on the American Cancer Society screening guidelines is covered.
Education and early detection services for prostate and colorectal cancer were added to this program in 2000. The target populations for prostate cancer education, screening and outreach are men age 50 and older who have limited incomes, black men age 40 and older, and other men at high risk for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer screening includes a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) at a minimum and may include the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test.
The target population for colorectal cancer education, screening and outreach is persons age 50 and older who have limited income, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic minority populations. Colorectal cancer screening includes a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), DRE and either a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, as directed by a physician.
|Atlantic County||(609) 653-4624||Middlesex County||(732) 521-1402|
|Bergen County||(201) 599-6114||Monmouth County||(732) 933-3989|
|Burlington County||(609) 267-1950||Morris County||1-800-447-3337|
|Camden County||(609) 968-7324||Ocean County||1-800-621-0096|
|Cape May County||(609) 465-1200||Passaic County||(973) 754-2778|
|Cumberland County||(609) 825-3344||Salem County||(609) 825-3344|
|Essex County||(973) 972-2777||Somerset County||(908) 526-9001|
|Glouster County||(609) 853-2057||Sussex County||(201) 625-6176|
|Hudson County||(201) 946-6430||Union County||(908) 753-3579|
|Hunterdon County||(908) 788-6514||Warren County||(908) 859-6777|
|Mercer County||(609) 394-4045|