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CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM (CSP) OF THE ST LAWRENCE COUNTY

The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of St Lawrence County works to decrease rates of cancer and cancer mortality among uninsured people living in St Lawrence County. Our mission is to provide breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, diagnostic and case management services for uninsured and underinsured people residing in the St Lawrence County.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM OF THE ST LAWRENCE COUNTY CALL:

(315) 261-4760 ext. 238


ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

The CSP provides a variety of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening tests. You may be eligible if:

  • You are uninsured or underinsured
  • You are a woman aged 40 years or older or a man aged 50 years or older
  • Live in one of the five counties served by the CSP of the St Lawrence County

NOTE: US citizenship is not required

SERVICES PROVIDED

For eligible women age 40 and older, the CSP offers the following free services:

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests and HPV tests

For men and women age 50 and older the CSP offers: 

  • Free take-home colon cancer screening tests (called FIT Kits)

NOTE: If any of these screenings require follow up diagnostic testing, the CSP will pay for those services as well.  Clients receiving diagnostic services will work with a CSP Case Manager to insure they are able to obtain the required follow up care.

WHERE ARE THESE SERVICES OFFERED?

Screening and diagnostic services are provided in local hospitals, clinics, health centers and doctors' offices throughout St Lawrence County served by the Cancer Services Program of St Lawrence County. 

CANCER TREATMENT

When a client is diagnosed with cancer, CSP staff can assist him or her with applying for the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP), if eligible.  MCTP pays for treatment services for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer or pre-cancerous breast and cervical conditions.

To be eligible for MCTP you must be:

  • At least 18 yrs of age or older
  • Not covered under any creditable insurance
  • In need of treatment for colorectal, prostate, breast, or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous breast and cervical conditions
  • Resident of New York State
  • US citizen or alien with satisfactory immigration status.

CSP clients who are not eligible for MCTP will be assisted with applying for emergency Medicaid. 

Health Initiative, Inc.     315-261-4760      6439 SH 56, PO Box 5069, Potsdam, NY 13676