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This county-specific directory includes some of the providers that may offer free or low-cost Pap testing. If you are pregnant or seeking birth control, you may qualify to get a free or low-cost Pap test from any health care provider who accepts Medicaid. Visit our Programs page to learn more. Women eligible for Medicaid or with private insurance have additional options..
Types of providers in North Carolina
The agencies and providers below offer free or low-cost cervical cancer screening (the Pap test). Please call your provider to make sure that programs are currently available, to confirm costs, or to get more information.
|Clinic/Provider Type||Screening (Pap test) Services||Other Health Services||Additional Information|
|Local Health Department||Most are BCCCP providers. Some offer sliding-scale fees or flat rates for Pap testing.||varies||Visit the map above to find the local health department in your county.|
|Community Health Center||Some are BCCCP providers and all offer sliding-scale fees for those who are at or below 200% of the poverty level.||adult health||They accept any patient from any county. You do not need a social security number. Visit the map above to find the community health center in your county.|
|Free Clinic||Some free clinics offer free Pap tests to established patients. Many accept patients at or below 200% of the poverty level.||varies||Call your local free clinic to learn more about their eligibility requirements and services offered. Visit the map above to find a participating free clinic in your county.|
|Rural Health Center||Some rural health centers offer free or low-cost Pap tests for those who qualify.||varies||Call the rural health center near you to learn more. Visit the map above to find a participating rural health center in your area.|
|Planned Parenthood||Most offer sliding-scale fees for those at or below 200% of the poverty level, or low-cost flat rate.||women’s reproductive health||They accept any patient from any county. You do not need a social security number. Visit the map above to find out if there is a Planned Parenthood clinic in your county.|
|Other Health Care Providers who Accept Medicaid||Any provider who accepts Medicaid can offer a free or low-cost Pap test to women who qualify for the Be Smart Family Planning Waiver or Medicaid for Pregnant Women.||varies||You may qualify for one of these programs if you are seeking birth control or pregnant. Visit the Programs page for more information.|
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Additional information about providers
Health departments are located in every county in North Carolina. Local health departments offer Pap tests to women enrolled in their Be Smart Family Planning and Medicaid for Pregnant Women programs. Most offer Pap tests through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). Some health departments offer Pap tests at a reduced price to women who do not qualify for any of these programs through an adult health program. Call your local health department to learn more about their Pap testing services. To find contact information for the local health department in your county, visit the North Carolina map at the top of this page.
Community health centers, also called Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), are health clinics that provide comprehensive medical services, including Pap tests, on a sliding-scale basis. Prices may vary among clinics, but sliding-scale fees are available up to 200% of the federal poverty level. Some community health centers are also BCCCP providers. None of the clinics require a patient to have a social security number. To find out if there is a community health center in your county, visit the North Carolina map at the top of this page. To learn more about these agencies, visit the North Carolina Community Health Center Association’s website.
A Free Clinic is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization that provides medical care at little or no charge to low-income, uninsured and underinsured persons. Not all free clinics offer Pap tests as part of their physical exam, so it is important to ask if a Pap test can be done during your visit. The free clinics listed in this directory confirmed that they provide Pap tests to existing clients. Each free clinic is unique and has different eligibility criteria. It is important to call to learn about the eligibility criteria. Many free clinics take patients at or below 200% of the poverty level. To find out if there is a participating free clinic in your county, visit the North Carolina map at the top of this page. To learn more about free clinics, visit the North Carolina Association of Free Clinic’s website.
Rural health centers are located in rural and under-served NC communities. The centers offer basic health care to all residents, regardless of their ability to pay. All rural health centers accept Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. If you do not have health insurance or cannot afford medical care, you may qualify for ORHCC’s Medical Access Plan (MAP). MAP eligibility is based on income. MAP patients pay a co-payment, and the ORHCC pays the difference for each office visit up to $72. To find out if there is a participating rural health center in your area, visit the North Carolina map at the top of this page. To learn more about rural health centers, visit the NC Office of Rural Health website.
Planned Parenthood is a not-for-profit health clinic focused on women’s reproductive health. There are nine Planned Parenthood locations in North Carolina. Some clinics offer a sliding scale fee for women who work but do not qualify for the Be Smart Family Planning Waiver. Annual exams include a Pap test and manual breast exam for about $160-$205. To find out if there is a Planned Parenthood in your county, visit the North Carolina map at the top of this page. To learn more about Planned Parenthood call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit their website.
Women who qualify for certain programs, including the Be Smart Family Planning Waiver and Medicaid for Pregnant Women, can get a free or low-cost Pap test from any health care provider who accepts Medicaid. All of the providers listed in our county-specific provider directory accept Medicaid. In addition, there are many other providers who accept Medicaid who are NOT listed in our directory. To learn more about whether you might qualify for Medicaid services, including the Be Smart Family Planning Waiver and Medicaid for Pregnant Women, contact any provider that accepts Medicaid, contact your local Department of Social Services (DSS) or visit their website.