California's Cancer Detection Program for Women

Every Woman Counts

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The Tri-Counties Cancer Detection Partnership, serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, is the regional contractor and local administrator for the state of California's cancer detection program, Every Woman Counts (EWC). The mission of the EWC Program is to mitigate the devastating medical, emotional and financial effects of breast and cervical cancer and eliminate health disparities for medically underserved, low-income individuals. 

Clinical Services

EWC provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection services to program eligible individuals through participating local primary care physicians, specialists, mammography centers, and hospitals. Our professional staff are also available upon request to help navigate EWC clients through  clinical care. Staff work one-on-one with the client to promote adherence to medical treatment and access to care. 

Who is eligible for Every Woman Counts?

An individual 21 through 39 may be eligible for free cervical cancer prevention services and an individual 40 years or older may qualify for both breast and cervical cancer screening services at no cost, if they meet the insurance and income criteria below.

  • An individual who is uninsured (who has no private or public health insurance) or underinsured. (Underinsured means you have health insurance but it does not cover  breast or cervical cancer screening services or you are financially unable to pay any required deductible or co-payment.) 
  • Has an income no greater than 200% of the federal poverty level .

Find an EWC Provider

Visit the EWC Provider Locator to locate EWC primary care providers by zip code, or call the automated toll-free referral information line, (800) 511-2300, for 24-hour provider referrals.  The information line offers assistance in English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian/Khmer, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Local Support Services

For more information about regional EWC services please see the About Us, Providers, and Resources sections of our website.

Health Education and Promotion

The Partnership offers breast and cervical cancer education and referrals to care to high-risk, medically underserved populations by collaborating with non-profits, local clinics, local government agencies, colleges, and other community-based organizations. Visit our Resources page for more information.  View our Health Education Schedule of Classes