PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Robert C. Byrd Clinic Patient Assistance Program is available to patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Lab, x-ray readings, acupuncture or other ancillary services provided by third parties, or under contract to RCBC, are not covered.
Patients are required to use all resources available to them, such as applying for Medicaid coverage. Qualifications for this program require applicants to meet income guidelines based on the current Federal Poverty Level. Patients must reapply annually for this program.
Applications without supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Discounted program services are not available without current program enrollment and PAYMENT AT TIME OF SERVICE.
Once a completed application and all necessary financial documents have been received, C B C will make a determination and notify the patient in writing. Please complete the attached application and return ti with the required income verification to:
RCBC Business Office
1464 Jefferson St. N.
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Breast and cervical cancer affects thousands of women each year across the United States with greater impact on those with limited access to care. Early detection and treatment of breast and cervical cancer through screening reduces mortality rates and greatly improves cancer patients’ survival. The goal of the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP) is to decrease cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality by focusing on populations who are underserved and who have increased cancer risk due to health inequities.
PRIORITY POPULATIONS & ELIGIBILITY
The BCCSP-eligible population includes those who are uninsured or underinsured, at or below 250% of the federal poverty level, aged 40 to 64 years for breast cancer services, and aged 21-64 years for cervical cancer services. Those who are symptomatic or high-risk under the age of 40 years and those over the age of 64 who do not have Medicare Part B may also receive services through the program.
Underinsured people have out-of-pocket cost sharing required by their health insurance plans that they cannot afford. This is often a barrier to getting appropriate testing. These persons may be eligible for support from BCCSP to cover their out-of-pocket expenses.
Those who are diagnosed with cancer through this program may be eligible for treatment through Medicaid coverage as authorized by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment and Prevention Act passed by Congress in 2000.
Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that provides breast cancer screening throughout West Virginia, especially in rural parts of the state with limited or no access to screening mammography.
The bus provides mammograms to individuals who fall within screening guidelines in a comfortable, convenient environment. Screening is provided for women, men, transgender, and gender-diverse people with private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or those who qualify for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. Uninsured patients living in West Virginia who are age 40 and older can receive a screening mammogram on the Bus through the generosity of grant funding and donations.