Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening, Every Woman's Life
Chesapeake Health Department
Who We Are
Chesapeake Health Department participates in the Every Woman's Life (EWL) program, a public health program that helps uninsured, low income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduce death rates and improve treatment options. .In some sites where EWL services are offered, women can also be screened for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose and also learn how to become more physically active, eat healthier foods, and more.
Mammography is an important preventive health procedure for women. For early detection of breast cancer, the best option is regular screening mammograms for women over the age of 40.
Our mission is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake. For detailed information about eligibility guidelines for EWL program, go to http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/Prevention/ewl/provider.htm Every Woman's Life toll free referral line at 1-866-EWL-4YOU (1-866-395-4968)