How to Qualify

Cherokee Nation BCCEDP Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • Proof of Indian descent of a federally recognized tribe, most usually a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card also referred to as a “White Card.”
  • Household gross income not more than 250% above the Federal poverty level.
  • A 2-family household can earn as much as $41,150 annually and still qualify for service reimbursement.
  • Oklahoma residency is not required to be eligible for breast and cervical cancer screening services at any Cherokee Nation Health Facility.
  • Non-OK residents diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer, are assured assistance in transitioning to her home state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Act Program with the assistance of a Women’s Health Case Manager.
  • 40-64 years old for breast cancer services.
  • 21-64 years old for cervical cancer services.

In addition to the previously mentioned services covered by the CNBCCEDP, patients also receive one-to-one, real-time Case Management when diagnostic follow-up becomes necessary or if cancer treatment is required.

  • Assists patient and helps along with the clinic Patient Benefits Advocate (PBA) for an easy transition process into the OK Cares Program for treatment coverage and case management if diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer attempting to keep patient’s care timely and as seamless as possible throughout their journey.
  • All Women’s Health Patients receive the same level of care and case management services regardless of CNBCCEDP reimbursement ‘eligibility’. The only difference between a CNBCCEDP-Eligible and a non-CNBCCEDP-eligible patient is payer source.
  • Patients also receive direct patient education from a Health Promotion/Disease Prevention educator during Mobile Mammography Screening Clinics.

CNBCCEDP partners with other Cherokee Nation Health and Cherokee Nation programs:

  • Maximize outreach efforts to patients who have not accessed the health system within at least the previous 5 years
  • Provide outreach or participate in outreach or in-reach in collaboration with the Program Health Promotion/Disease Prevention educator at Cherokee Nation health facilities, various community events and other activities.
  • Partner and participate in Sequoyah Schools ‘Pink Game’ held in February annually, providing educational outreach to all event attendees and co-hosting a Survivor’s reception and recognition ceremony

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical Cancer is a silent killer with signs and symptoms the can often be very subtle and misdiagnosed. To help a crop of future nurses better understand this terrible disease WW Hastings Indian Hospital Staff Physician and OBGYN Dr. David Gahn shared his knowledge with the students at the Indian Capital Technology Center in Tahlequah.

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