Ladies First is a health screening program for Vermont women that removes financial barriers that prevent many women from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease.
Find out how it works, and join today.
Call "Kate" the Ladies First enrollment counselor
1-800-508-2222 or TDD 1-800-319-3141
- You can also download an application.
Please call for foreign language or other formats.
Sign and return the forms (Consent and Enrollment) that Kate will send you, or that you downloaded from the web.
Receive your Ladies First Membership and Health Exam Check-up Form in the mail. Then call a Ladies First doctor or nurse in your area (Kate will help you find one).
Bring Membership & Health Exam Form to your health screening
- In-office breast exam
- Breast self-exam instruction
- Screening mammogram
- Pelvic exam
- Pap test
- Blood pressure
- Total cholesterol
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Blood sugar test
Receive test results
If follow-up or treatment is needed, Ladies First will help. The Provider office notifies Ladies First.
Receive personalized self-help materials
Re-enroll and get screened again
Please read the Income and Eligibility chart [PDF]
Services are available to Vermont women:
- age 21 years or older
- without Medicaid, VHAP, Primary Care Plus,or Medicare Part B
- with limited incomes (for example: in 2011, family income for two people up to $36,775 per year)
Services are also available to Vermont women:
- with breast symptoms
- with an abnormal Pap test
- without Medicaid, VHAP, Primary Care Plus, or Medicare Part B
- with limited income (for example: in 2011, family income for two people up to $36,775 per year).
If you have breast symptoms or an abnormal Pap test, you are eligible for a limited membership. This includes breast and cervical screening and diagnostic tests, but not screenings for heart disease risk factors.
All women who have been screened through Ladies First and need treatment for breast and cervical cancer may be eligible for full Medicaid benefits during treatment, including coverage for pre-malignant conditions.
Call Ladies First at 1-800-508-2222