Women’s Way may provide a way to pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible North Dakota women. Women’s Way may also provide patient navigation services to help women overcome barriers and get timely access to quality care. Limited diagnostic procedures are also available to women enrolled in Women’s Way.
As many as 17.000 women in North Dakota could be eligible for Women's Way and receive breast and cervical screenings.
Approximately 15% of potentially eligible women are screened by North Dakota stretching its funds. CDC estimates that funds awarded to the state can provide screenings for 12 percent to 15 percent of potentially eligible women.
More than 850 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are enrolled as participating providers, making it possible for most clients to receive services through their regular doctors at 287 facilities across North Dakota.
Today 68 funded states, tribes and territories provide services in the United States.
In 1990, Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act, which launched funding for the national breast and cervical cancer screening program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributes the money and oversees the national program.
In 1993, North Dakota received funding for planning and system development. The North Dakota breast and cervical cancer early detection program was named Women’s Way and began offering screening services in 1997.
Women’s Way is administered through the North Dakota Department of Health and local public health offices.
In 2001, the North Dakota state legislature passed and Governor Hoeven signed legislation allowing uninsured Women’s Way clients who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer to access treatment coverage through Medicaid – Women’s Way Treatment program.
Enrolling in Women’s Way is easy. Simply click on the button below, and the Women’s Way contact information will be displayed for the Women’s Way contact or enrollment site in your area. The listed contact can answer any questions you may have about screenings or Women’s Way.