At your annual check-ups, you may be screened for breast and cervical cancer. Your medical plan covers the cost of routine cancer screening services like Pap smears and mammograms.
A mammogram is a screening procedure that helps detect breast cancer. Mammograms are considered preventive care. Women typically start receiving mammograms on a regular basis between the ages of 40 and 50. Certain risk factors such as a breast cancer gene (BRCA) mutation or a family history of breast cancer, may make earlier mammography necessary. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have any questions about breast cancer screenings
A Pap smear is a procedure that checks cervical cells for cellular changes, or dysplasia, that could be a sign of cervical cancer. Pap smears are considered preventive medicine and are a routine part of care for all women 21 or older. Pap smears are generally performed once every one to three years, though this period may sometimes be lengthened to five years if performed alongside HPV (Human papillomavirus) testing.
If you’re enrolled in a ChampionX BCBSTX or SelectHealth medical plan, you’ll likely be covered for preventive services like cancer screenings and well-woman visits.
The ChampionX Benefits Center is available to answer benefits or enrollment questions. You can contact the ChampionX Benefits Center by calling 1-844-973-1295, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Central time).