The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) covers the cost of breast and cervical cancer screenings such as mammograms and Pap tests. If you have other health concerns you want to discuss with your provider, you will need to make a separate appointment or your provider can bill you for uncovered services.
If you are not sure if a test that your provider is doing (or wants to do) is paid for by WWWP, ask them or call your coordinator @ 839-4718 BEFORE you have the test done. You will be responsible to pay for all services not covered by WWWP.
*There may be times when your doctor cannot let you know they are doing a procedure that is not covered by WWWP before they do the procedure. Therefore, it will be your responsibility to pay for those services.
What do I bring to my appointment?
Keep all of your WWWP forms. Bring your pink card with you to all of your appointments. Present it to the receptionist when you show up for your appointment so they know to bill WWWP. If you lose your pink card, call your coordinator before your appointment.
What if I receive a bill for services that should be paid for by WWWP?
Do not pay any bill you receive for WWWP services. If you think you have been sent a bill – call your coordinator. Sometimes you may receive a statement for services and it does not require any payment. The facility just wants you to know they are billing your insurance or WWWP. If you receive an actual bill it is often times a simple mistake and the coordinator will call the billing department to sort it out. You should not have to pay anything for WWWP services.
What if the provider wants to do further testing?
If you had an abnormal result at your first appointment, the provider may want to set up another appointment with you for further (diagnostic) testing.
First, ask the provider if the services they want to do will be paid for by WWWP or if you will have to pay for them. If they do not know, call your coordinator.
Second, if WWWP will pay for some or all of the services make sure to bring your WWWP pink card to the appointment. WWWP follows national guidelines for abnormal result follow-ups.
What if I am diagnosed with breast cancer, cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous cervical lesion?
If you have health insurance:
Treatment services may be covered under your current plan. Contact your health insurance company or medical assistance representative to see what your plan covers.
If you do not have health insurance:
Call your coordinator immediately @ 839-4718! You may be eligible for Wisconsin Well Woman Medical Assistance that would cover the costs of your breast or cervical cancer treatment. There is a certain form to fill out at that time.
What if my provider says I need treatment for health problems other than breast or cervical cancer?
WWWP is only a breast and cervical cancer screening program and does not pay for any other types of treatment. Therefore, you would be responsible to pay for services other than breast or cervical cancer screenings.
Make sure to tell your provider that you will be paying for these other services and you need them to keep costs down as much as possible.
What happens at the end of my eligibility for WWWP?
Your coordinator will send you a reminder letter before the end of your enrollment expires. Enrollment lasts for 1 year at a time.