You First

You First

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You First is a one of a kind, free program. You First helps Vermont women and anyone with breasts or a cervix in three ways:

  1. Covers the cost of breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic follow-up. 
  2. Connects you with a You First team member to help you navigate the health care system—from answering questions, to sending reminders, to scheduling appointments, to arranging transportation, to interpreting results.
  3. Covers healthy lifestyle perks for members 30-64. Members can get heart health screenings and receive benefits like one-on-one health coaching, fitness memberships, nutrition and weight-loss programs, passes to Vermont’s state parks, coupons for local farmers markets—and much more.

Can I join the You First program?

You can join if the following are true:

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You live in Vermont.

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You’re at least 21 years old.

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You have (or have had) breasts or a cervix, or need preventative breast or cervical cancer screenings.

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You meet our income guidelines. For example, you are eligible with an income of up to $36,450 as an individual and $62,150 as a household of three.

Learn more about You First eligibility

How can You First help me?

Eligible Vermonters get these free or low-cost health services:

  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings, with one-on-one support throughout the process.
  • Heart health screenings for problems like high blood pressure and cholesterol.*
  • Help understanding screening needs, results and next steps, and how to use You First benefits.
  • Support from a local health coach via email or phone.*
  • Memberships to weight-loss and fitness programs like WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and local gyms.*
  • And much more!

*These services are available to members aged 30-64.

Learn more about You First eligibility

How do I apply for You First?

To get started, give us your name, phone number and email address below. We’ll contact you to help you apply.

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Or you can download the application now.  If you need help filling out the application, give us a call.



For general questions or inquiries, contact us Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 4:30PM:
Call: 800-508-2222 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first
Email: [email protected] 
Fax: 802-657-4208

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You First can pay for services like breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, heart health screenings and lifestyle programs.

You First is for anyone who lives in Vermont, is at least 21, has (or has had) breasts or a cervix, and meets specific income criteria. 

Joining You First is quick and easy. Just follow these steps.

We understand that having a provider that you are comfortable with and can talk openly with makes a big difference in your health. That’s why we offer one-on-one help to find a safe and affirming doctor, get to appointments, pay for eligible medical bills and more.

Get answers to some common questions about You First.

More member resources for breast, cervical and heart health screenings.