How often is it covered?
Medicare covers one Pap test and pelvic exam to check for cervical, vaginal, and breast cancers every year for women who:
- Are of childbearing age and who had an exam that indicated cervical or vaginal cancer or other abnormalities in the past 3 years
- Are considered high risk for developing cervical or vaginal cancer
Medicare covers one Pap test and pelvic exam every 2 years for women who are at low risk for cervical cancer. A clinical breast exam is included as part of the pelvic exam.
All women with Medicare.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the Pap lab test, Pap test specimen collection, and pelvic and breast exams if the doctor accepts assignment.
Cervical Cancer Resources