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The Cancer Services Program of Chemung County provides:

  • FREE breast, cervical & colorectal cancer screenings to people who do not have health insurance.  
  • The program also provides free diagnostic testing when there is an abnormal screening result. 
  • Additionally uninsured individuals who are in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer may be eligible for coverage for treatment through the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program. 

Call 607-873-1500 for  more information or to find out if you are eligible for any of these services.

Screening Services Available to those with little or no insurance:

  • Breast Cancer Screening (mammograms and clinical breast exams):
        Women age 40 & over 
        Women who are younger than 40 and at high risk
                for breast cancer

  •   Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap tests and pelvic exams):
          Women age 40 and over
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening (FIT kits - done at home):
           Men & women age 50 and over who are at average risk for
               colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Colonoscopies):
           Men & women who are at increased risk for colorectal

The Cancer Services Program of Chemung County is a partnership of community organizations and health care providers working to provide access to quality cancer screening services to the residents of our region who are without health insurance

For more information, please call 607-873-1500 or visit New York State Department of Health Cancer Services website at:

Volunteers needed for Cancer Services Program. 

The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at NO COST to the uninsured.

We conduct outreach events in an effort to reach the uninsured.  We have found that offering free blood pressures at our outreach station provides the draw we need to bring the public to our table.

Providing free blood pressure readings helps us to promote our program.  Early cancer screenings saves lives!  Additionally, uncontrolled high blood pressure is a major risk factor for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney disease.

The following upcoming opportunities are available:

February 23 Elmira Community Kitchen 11 am – 1 pm, 160 High St. Elmira, on-going 4th Tuesday of every month

February 24 Food Bank, 10 am – 11 am, Beaver Dams

February 25 Food Bank, 12  – 1 pm, Wellsburg

February 26 Food Bank, 12  – 1 pm, Erin

March 19th Jackals game, 6 – 8 pm, Elmira

June 2nd, on-going, every Thursday, Wisner Park Farmers Market downtown Elmira

June 10th, on-going, every Friday until October 21st, East Side Farmers Market, Water St. Elmira

Volunteer once or as many times as you like.  Contact Dawn Bush at 737-2856 or to sign up.



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