Women's Health Connection (WHC) - FAQs

Who Is Eligible for the Women’s Health Connection Program?

You may be eligible for the program if you meet the following criteria:

 

 

  • ·         Residency: You must live in Nevada.
  • ·         Gender: Women’s Health Connection services are available to biological women, transgender men (female to male), and transgender women (male to female) who have received hormone therapy.
  • ·         Age: Women who are 21-64 years of age may qualify.
  • ·         Income: You must be at or below 250% of the federal poverty rate.
  • ·         Insurance status: You must be uninsured or underinsured to qualify.
Please contact the State of Nevada Health Division’s partner, Access to Healthcare Network at 1-(877) 385-2345 to see if you qualify. Women’s Health Connection evaluates emergency situations on a case by case basis. If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please contact the program immediately.

 

 

How Do I Enroll into the Women’s Health Connection Program?

 There are three ways to enroll into Women’s Health Connection:

 

 

  • Call Access to Healthcare Network Call Center (Reno) at 1-877-385-2345,
  • Make an appointment with Access to Healthcare Network, or
  • Schedule an appointment with a Federally Qualified Health Center (Community Health Alliance, Nevada Health Centers, Northern Nevada HOPES), a local community health nurse or county health department, or Guadalupe Medical Center (Las Vegas).

 

What Services Are Covered?

Women’s Health Connection provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Covered services can include a pelvic exam, Pap test, HPV test, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as ultrasound, colposcopy, or biopsy, if needed. 

What If I Have Been Diagnosed with Breast or Cervical Cancer?

As a result of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-354), eligible women screened and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, or found to have high- grade cervical precancer diagnosed through the Women’s Health Connection program have access to treatment services through Medicaid. If you have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer outside the program, please contact Access to Healthcare Network at 1-877-385-2345 to discuss treatment options.