Screening Access Program

Female patient speaking with doctor

Moffitt's Screening Access Program is managed by the Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity's (COEE) resource specialist and was created to increase access to no-cost lifesaving cancer screenings; including breast, colorectal, lung and prostate (future offering); for uninsured and underserved community members.

The program is supported through a combination of funds from Moffitt and grants from various organizations. The number of no-cost cancer screenings provided each year depends on the resources available for that year. Additionally, navigation services linking community members to community resources are an offering of the program for breast cancer and residents of Hillsborough County, with the goal of expanding navigation services to other cancer sites and catchment area counties in the future.

Community members must meet certain criteria to be eligible to participate in Moffitt’s Screening Access Program. Eligibility criteria are unique to each cancer site based on the national screening guidelines as established by the U.S. Preventive Services; however, there are some general eligibility criteria across the cancer sites that must be met to become eligible for the program including:

  • being referred by a healthcare provider
  • not having any form of health insurance
  • meeting the income guideline (at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level [FPL])
  • not being on a tourist visa (may be eligible if in the country more than six months with an expired visa)
  • having a photo ID
  • not eligible for any other program (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare or Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan [HCHCP])

Moffitt's Screening Access Program currently offers screenings for three cancer sites: breast, colorectal and lung cancers, and is working to bring back screening for prostate cancer. For more information call, 1-888-663-3488 or email mpower@moffitt.org.

Please review our Q&A on each screening for more information.

Mammogram Breast Screening  

Patient guided into mammogram machineQ: What are the eligibility criteria?

A:  To qualify for the Mammogram Screening Access Program, a patient must be:

  • 40-64 years of age
  • Or 30-39 years of age with a strong family history of breast cancer
  • Or 30-39 years of age with other breast cancer risk factor(s), such as hormones
  • Meet all social and financial guidelines:
    • No health insurance or be eligible for Medicaid/Medicare or Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan (HCHCP)
    • Meet income guidelines (less than 200% Federal Poverty Level)
    • Not be on a student or tourist visa
    • Live in Hillsborough County

Couple walking in the outdoors


Lung Screening 

Q: What are the eligibility criteria?

A: To qualify for the Low Dose CT Lung Screening Access Program, a patient must have the following risk factors:

  • Smoking history
  • And/or personal cancer history
  • And/or strong family history of lung cancer (one or more first-degree relatives)
  • And/or radon or occupational exposure
  • And/or disease history (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Meet all social and financial guidelines:
    • No health insurance or be eligible for Medicaid/Medicare or Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan (HCHCP)
    • Meet income guidelines (less than 200% Federal Poverty Level)
    • Not be on a student or tourist Visa
    • Live in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk counties
  • Meet all National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Guidelines:
    • Be asymptomatic with no hemoptysis, coughing up blood or unexplained weight loss
    • Be 50 years of age or older
    • Current or former smoker with a 20-pack year smoking history
      • Pack year = total number of years smoked X number of packs smoked per day

Colorectal Screening

Male patient in room for colorectal screeningQ: What are the eligibility criteria?

A: To qualify for the Colonoscopy Screening Access Program, patients must be:

  • 45 years of age or older
  • And have no health insurance or be eligible for Medicaid/Medicare or Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan (HCHCP)
  • And not had a screening colonoscopy within the last 10 years
  • And not have any acute symptoms

Moffitt radiologist studying breast cancer images

For Referring Healthcare Professionals

Q: How do I refer my eligible patients to Moffitt’s Screening Access Program?

A: Upon screening the patient for eligibility, community providers may refer eligible patients to Moffitt by faxing fax the referral and screening access request form to:

Q: What is a Community Screening Day?

A: Community Screening Day is an initiative of Moffitt's Screening Access program and coordinated by COEE’s community navigator to address the transportation needs of community members and increase access to breast cancer screenings. Each year, four quarterly screening events are planned by the community navigator with community clinics and community members (up to six participants per event) to arrange transportation to and from Moffitt’s Breast clinic to receive no-cost mammograms. Initial results are provided to participants on the same day. The community navigator follows the participant closely before, during, and after the screening to provide navigation services to allow for linkage to resources in the community, helping to further reduce barriers to care and treatment. Note: the Community Screening Day program is currently limited to Hillsborough County residents and plans are being made to expand into other counties.


Helpful links to other Moffitt community screening programs: