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The Cancer Services Program is a statewide program in every county that provides the following services:

  • FREE breast, cervical & colorectal cancer screenings to people who do not have health insurance in the age group of 40 to 64.
  • 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 cancers may be eligible for coverage for treatment through the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program. 
If you live in Chemung County or nearby counties, please contact Denise at 607-873-1500 to see if you qualify.
Text GET SCREENED to 81336 to find your nearest breast cancer screening location in New York State. #GetScreenedNY

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 cancer

The Cancer Services Program of the Southern Tier 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. Early cancer screenings saves lives! 

We conduct outreach at various events in an effort to reach the uninsured.  

The following upcoming opportunities are available:

Elmira Community Kitchen 11 am – 1 pm, 160 High St. Elmira, on-going 4th Tuesday of every month
Food Bank Beaver Dams
Food Bank Wellsburg
Food Bank Erin
In the summer:
On-going, every Thursday, Wisner Park Farmers Market downtown Elmira
On-going, every Friday, 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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