If a person is in need of cancer treatment and is experiencing financial hardship due to lack of insurance coverage, low reimbursement, disability or unemployment, there are programs that can help.The Cancer Center Support Services staff can help to determine if patients would qualify for free or low-cost healthcare programs, Medicare, COBRA or other types of health coverage. Below is a brief list of health coverage programs.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) - (800) 824-0088
A state program that may pay for breast and cervical cancer treatments for women diagnosed with cancer. 

Cancer Detection Program Every Woman Counts - (800) 511-2300
This program is for women forty and older to qualify for free breast exam and mammogram. This program is also for women twenty-five and older to receive a free pap test and pelvic exam.

Medi-Cal- Department of Social Services
Medi-Cal is a state program that may cover health care services, co-pays, prescriptions and insurance premiums for those under twenty one, over sixty five, or disabled, or with children. Applicants must meet income and property limits.

Santa Barbara Office - (805) 681-4401
234 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Santa Maria Office - (805) 346-7135
2125 South Centerpointe, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Lompoc Office - (805) 737-7080
1100 West Laurel Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436 

Medicare (800) 633-4227
Medicare is for individuals sixty five and older, or who are disabled.

For more resources, please call the Patient Support Services Department.