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Take Charge is Oklahoma's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP). The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Service, provides this program through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The mission of Take Charge is to provide women with information and access to screening services in order to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast and cervical cancer. 

Take Charge Services

Services for women who meet the program guidelines may include:

  • a women's health history
  • cancer risk history
  • well-woman assessment
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Pap Test and limited screening pelvic exam
  • education for lowering your cancer risk
  • free Mammogram
  • referral and follow-up for women with abnormal results

Do you qualify for Take Charge services?

  • Call toll free at 1 (888) 669-5934 and speak to a patient navigator.
  • Complete the eligibility form (English version or Spanish Version) and submit it to the Take Charge Program either by fax or email.

Take Charge Program Overview & Eligibility for 2024

Serving low-income, uninsured, and underinsured Oklahomans.

The mission of Take Charge is to provide Oklahoma residents with information and access to screening services to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast and cervical cancer by facilitating early screening, ensuring prompt diagnosis, and improving access to treatment.

  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured (unmet deductible of $150.00 or more)
  • Anyone who is not cis-male
  • Non-legal residents of the United States/Undocumented Individual
  • Those eligible for Medicare but who are not currently enrolled, may receive services until their enrollment into Medicare (Take Charge encourages all individuals eligible for Medicare benefits to enroll in Medicare),

Those individuals under age 50 must be surgically sterilized by hysterotomy or tubal ligation.

Ages 21 to 39*:

  • clinical breast exam
  • pap test 
  • pelvic exam
  • HPV test co-testing (Human Papillomavirus) 

Age 40 to 64*:

  • clinical breast exam
  • screening mammogram
  • pap test
  • pelvic exam
  • HPV test (primary or co-testing available) 

*Eligible patients with signs/symptoms of cancer (breast or cervical) can receive needed diagnostic tests regardless of age.

If you would like more information about current cancer projects, resources or services provided, please call The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention Service at (405) 426-8290. To apply for the Take Charge program call the Patient Navigation line at 1 (888) 669-5934.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides financial support under Cooperative Agreement NU58DP007125-01-00. The contents of the Take Charge Program website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or US Department of Health and Human Services.

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Chronic Disease Prevention Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8290 ; Toll Free 1 (888) 669-5934
Fax: (405) 900-7609