Cancer Services Program
Since the 1990s, the Cancer Services Program (CSP) has been providing breast, cervical and colorectal (also called colon) cancer screenings and follow-up services at no cost to people who:
- Live in New York State
- Do not have health insurance
- Have health insurance with a cost share that makes the cost of screening too high
- Meet the program rules for age and income
The Cancer Services program of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus & Chautauqua Counties serves the uninsured residents of those counties and is housed at St. James Hospital in Hornell NY. The CSP partners with a network of credentialed health care providers who provide cancer screening across the four-county service area.
If a cancer screening test finds something and more testing is needed, the CSP will cover most diagnostic services. Our case manager will stay by your side and provide you with many community resources available to help you during your diagnostic testing. In the event of a cancer diagnosis, a case manager works to enroll patients in the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program.
The Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program is a Medicaid program for eligible persons who are found to be in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer. Enrollees must receive services from a Medicaid enrolled provider in order to have their services covered.
Screenings are so very important, especially with a family history of cancer. With no health insurance and/or insurance with a high deductible, the Cancer Services Program has really been a life saver. Thank you so much!
I am grateful for their services offered so that I can keep up with regular screenings.
Perfect solution to screening those without insurance.
I think this is a great service for people with little or no health insurance. I have used this service before and will again as needed.
I am grateful that this service exists to serve those with no health insurance.
I very much appreciate the work you do! Your program allowed me to get a colonoscopy, which found a pre-cancerous polyp which was treated successfully!