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Women who meet all the criteria are eligible:

  • Age 21 or older (see exception below*)
  • Have no insurance or are underinsured**
  • Income within our guidelines. (see table below)

Maximum allowable gross income (Effective Jan 25, 2016: Guidelines change yearly***)

Household Size

Monthly Income

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Self-employed or farmers: use household net income (after business expenses)

* Age exceptions for breast services: Sage services are intended for women age 40 and older. However, we do recognize that there are some situations where services are indicated in younger women. If a woman under 40 has breast symptoms or a family history of breast cancer (self, parent, sibling, child) you can enroll the woman and Sage will cover her office visit and any other breast screening testing. If further follow-up is needed, the woman could also have a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, breast surgical consult or outpatient breast biopsy.

** Underinsured includes: Insurance that does not cover screening or insurance with unmet deductibles or copayments. Women on Medicare where there are uncovered expenses associated with the visit, Pap, or mammogram. Women that are on either MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance are not eligible for Sage (because both cover these screening services).

*** Program income guidelines are based on the Federal Poverty Level. This is updated annually at the end of January. Sage's prior year guidelines remain in effect until then.


The following services are free of charge to eligible women at participating facilities across the state.

Screening services

  • Office visit for breast and/or cervical exam
  • Screening mammogram (breast exam required)
  • Pap smear every three years

Diagnostic services

  • Office visit for breast or cervical services (e.g. for exam or results counseling)
  • Diagnostic mammogram
  • Fine needle aspiration of breast lump, including pathology reading
  • Colposcopy, including biopsy
  • Endometrial Biopsy (when done as a follow-up for a Sage-covered Pap with abn. results of Endometrial cells or Adenocarcinoma)
  • High Risk HPV Panels (when done as a follow-up for a Sage-covered Pap with ASCUS results)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy (with prior arrangement)

Note: Treatment for non-insured, Sage patients can be covered by the MA-BC Program.

For more information call 1-888-643-2584.


Updated: February 4, 2015Monday, February 22, 2016 at 04:57PM