The CSP Partnership is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) program that works with contract administrators, and with doctors, nurses and other health care providers to offer free, age-appropriate, risk-based screening for breast cancer, cervical (opening of the womb) cancer, and colorectal (the colon and rectum) cancer.
Screening tests can help find these cancers in early stages when they may be easier to treat. Sometimes, when these cancers are found and treated early, they can be cured. Contract administrators work with you, health care providers and the NYSDOH to provide the services described in this consent.
The Age-Appropriate, Risk-Based Screenings offered by the CSP are:
People who have abnormal screening tests (the screening tests show they may have one of these cancers) may also have the following services from the CSP partnership:
Free cancer screening by the CSP is only offered to women and men who meet income and health insurance eligibility (rules). Income eligibility means that the total amount of money earned by people living in your house must be below a certain amount for you to get free CSP services.
CSP services are also offered to women and men who do not have health insurance (including Medicaid or other public insurance) or whose health insurance does not pay for cancer screenings. CSP services may also be offered to women and men who have health insurance, but cannot afford to pay the insurance co-pay, deductible, or spend down.
The CSP partnership staff will give you information the Cancer Services Program of Cayuga, Cortland and Tompkins Counties and what we can do to help. Call 607-758-5523 for more information.